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Tom Watson offers no apology for handling of Brittan allegations

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has defended his decision to pass on sex abuse allegations against former home secretary Leon Brittan.

Prime Minister David Cameron earlier said Mr Watson had "a lot of questions to answer" and should "examine his conscience" after Lord Brittan's brother called on him for an apology.

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Watch Tom Watson's statement about Brittan allegations

Tom Watson's statement was provoked by Tory grandee Sir Nicholas Soames demanding an apology to Lord Brittan's family in a point of order.

Here is the Labour deputy leader's response in full, in which he refuses to apologise for raising allegations against the late former home secretary:

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