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Lord Watson returns to Scotland with lobby firm

A DISGRACED peer who was jailed for fire-raising has returned to Scotland to take up a post at an Edinburgh-based lobbying company.

Not a word from Watson since Lords return

THE disgraced Labour peer Lord Watson of Invergowrie has done almost nothing in the House of Lords since his release from prison - despite claiming at the time that he still had "a lot to contribute", it has emerged.

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Firebug peer back in Lords

SHAMED peer Lord Watson has returned to the House of Lords just three weeks after getting out of jail.

MPs demand Watson gets a Lords ban

THREE MPs have demanded that shamed peer Mike Watson is banned from returning to the House of Lords.

Shamed peer has burning desire to volunteer

SHAMED peer Lord Watson today revealed he wanted to work in the voluntary sector.

Watson says crime no bar to governing

LORD Watson yesterday apologised for the fireraising crime for which he served half of a 16-month jail sentence - but insisted that it should not disbar him from playing a part in governing the country.

Shamed peer says sorry for fire that sent him to prison

SHAMED peer Mike Watson says he plans to return to the House of Lords following his release from Edinburgh's Saughton jail.

Shamed peer Watson dodges question time as he goes free

DISGRACED peer Mike Watson was freed from Edinburgh's Saughton Prison today after spending eight months behind bars.

Shamed peer to press for prison reform

DISGRACED Labour peer Lord Watson will use his experience behind bars to campaign for prison reform, according to friends.

Peer 'should leave Scotland'

LORD Watson, the disgraced peer jailed after starting a fire in a hotel, has been urged by friends to quit Scotland when he is released from prison next week.

Firestarter Lord Watson loses appeal to cut jail sentence

DISGRACED Labour peer Mike Watson today lost his appeal against a 16-month prison sentence for fire-raising at a plush Edinburgh hotel.

Firebug lord faces wait to make appeal

SHAMED peer Lord Watson will have to wait until the end of March to challenge his 16-month jail sentence for setting fire to hotel curtains during a political reception.

Appeal date is set for jailed former MSP

AN APPEAL by Labour peer and former MSP, Mike Watson, against his 16-month jail sentence for fireraising has been set for 23 March, it was announced yesterday.

Arsonist peer is granted appeal

DISGRACED peer Mike Watson has been granted an appeal to challenge the length of his jail term for starting a fire at a city hotel.

Disgraced peer granted hearing to challenge fireraising term

THE disgraced peer Mike Watson has been granted an appeal hearing to challenge the length of his jail sentence for starting a fire at an upmarket hotel.

Prison life's not so bad, says 'upbeat' fireraiser Watson

THE disgraced peer Lord Watson has spoken about his life in prison, revealing surprise at how "upbeat" he has remained.

Watson appeals jail term for setting fire to hotel curtains

DISGRACED Labour peer Mike Watson has lodged an appeal against his 16-month prison sentence for fireraising at a plush Edinburgh hotel.

Watson plans a book on his time in prison

THE shamed Labour peer Lord Mike Watson is planning to cash in on his time in prison by writing a book.

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