Senior W Mids right-wing Labour MP under investigation for racism/anti-democracy

The West Midlands stronghold of laughably-called ‘moderate’ Labour continues to crumble. As changes at the top of the regional bureaucracy get underway, a senior right-wing, anti-Corbyn MP is under investigation following credible complaints of aggressive racism against the MP by a local member – and of anti-democratic practice in terms of candidate selections. The MP […]

The govt’s deportation document – for Jamaicans and only Jamaicans #Windrush

Home Secretary Amber Rudd remains under huge pressure to resign, following her admission today that the Home Office does have targets for the removal of Commonwealth and other citizens – on top of a series of scandals about the government’s abysmal, inhumane treatment of Windrush-generation citizens. The existence of a newly-discovered government document, stored on official […]

Exclusive: full PLP briefing document on BoD/JLC meeting

A briefing document has gone out from the Labour leadership to all of the party’s MPs, outlining the discussion points, agreed actions and follow-ups of Jeremy Corbyn’s meeting with the Board of Deputies (BoD), Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and Community Security Trust (CST). The SKWAWKBOX has obtained a copy of this briefing – and it […]

A message to Rudd from her constituency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd on General Election night 2017, when it appeared she had been unseated. Who’d have guessed that wouldn’t be her lowest point in twelve months? Floundering Home Secretary Amber Rudd is in such trouble that she has resorted to pleading ignorance about almost everything to do with her department and its treatment […]

Video: Lammy makes Rudd’s position untenable – pointing out all she claims not to know

Labour back-bencher David Lammy has been widely praised for his part in Labour’s pressure on Theresa May’s ‘human shield‘ over the Windrush scandal, Home Secretary Amber Rudd – and this morning he may have driven a big nail into the coffin of her career. Just by pointing out, with calm gravitas, what she claims she […]

Excl: Tories suspend ‘antisemitic tweet’ candidate

Last night, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the antisemitic, homophobic and sexist comments tweeted by Conservative local election candidate George Stoakley. George Stoakley (ironically far right) The SKWAWKBOX contacted Conservative headquarters (CCHQ) to inform them of the comments and invite comment. A CCHQ spokesperson responded: George Stoakley has been suspended and an investigation is underway. With the […]

Breaking: Alexander to quit as MP – and the private health lobbyist she employed

Heidi Alexander (image credit: The Robin Hood Tax — https://secure.flickr.com/photos/robinhoodtax/6305514539/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35745741 Former Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander is to step down as an MP. Ms Alexander was rumoured yesterday by the Guardian to be looking at a move to London City Hall. Ms Alexander resigned as Shadow Health Secretary as part of […]

“Sweating like a Jew in an attic” – Tory candidate locks Twitter account after tweets emerge

George Stoakley is, according to Tory campaign literature, one of the party’s candidates for South Cambridgeshire District Council. Here he is – ironically pictured far right – alongside local Tory MP Lucy Frazer: A number of disturbing tweets, allegedly from Mr Stoakley’s account, have surfaced that have led to allegations of antisemitism and homophobia – […]

Video: May, Rudd debate during #PMQs who resign. Even BBC says both in play

Jeremy Corbyn – as even a prominent Labour right-winger acknowledged today – hammered Theresa May during Prime Minister’s Questions over the issue of the hugely-abused Windrush generation: Corbyn relentlessly pushed May over her and her successor as Home Secretary’s conscious and racist mistreatment of UK citizens legally in this country – and rounded off by demanding […]

Major fail as Tories try to cut and paste Labour campaign tweet

Haringey Tories appear to have run out of ideas as much as their politically bankrupt national organisation. So much so, that they were reduced to trying to cut, paste and adapt a Haringey Labour campaign tweet to shore up their own effort. It turned out to be an ‘epic fail’. The Labour tweet was straightforward enough: […]