Mail fake news exposed again – Corbyn wasn’t there on date wreath laid for ‘Munich terrorists’

Last weekend was a Corbyn smear-fest at the Daily Mail, with accusations made as ridiculous as that Corby attended the wedding of someone who allegedly – he has denied it – went on to do something four years later. But the Mail’s big splash was the claimed ‘scoop’ – even though the allegation was also made […]

Willsman receiving death threats after misrepresented NEC comments

Labour National Executive Committee (NEC) member Peter Willsman was at the centre of controversy after a recording of his comments during an NEC meeting was leaked to the media. The comments were presented as antisemitic, but a proper examination of what was actually said, rather than the framing by media and ‘centrist’ MPs, showed that […]

Exclusive: Lansman clarifies position on full IHRA examples

Jon Lansman A month ago today, Momentum founder and Labour National Executive Committee (NEC) member Jon Lansman described Labour’s new Code of Conduct as the ‘gold standard’ in terms of political party guidelines on antisemitism. Since then, various news outlets have claimed that Lansman has been lobbying NEC members and the party leadership to accede […]

Labour members launch open letter to NEC against concession on IHRA

Labour members across the UK and internationally have begun signing an open letter that calls on the NEC to resist pressure to change the party’s Code of Conduct by those who want to see the unclarified and ‘non legally binding’ ‘IHRA Working Definition’ of antisemitism replace Labour’s legally sound, clarified version. The beginning of the […]

Momentum responds to Camden’s strong criticism re smear response

Momentum logo Earlier, the SKWAWKBOX published an open letter in which Momentum members in Camden made a stinging attack on the response of the organisation’s steering committee to smears against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and others. The NCG must by now have begun to realise that with every scalp that is taken, a new target […]

Excl: Mail’s ‘terrorist grave’ pics – ‘NO match to Corbyn wreath images’

It’s been a weekend of desperate Corbyn smears by the Mail. Today’s Mail on Sunday attacks Corbyn for attending the wedding of a man who is then alleged to have done something four years later. On Saturday, the rag showed a series of images it claimed proved that Jeremy Corbyn had laid a wreath at the grave […]

Mail’s latest smear: “Corbyn at wedding of man who did something 4 YEARS later”

The Mail has lurched straight from regurgitating year-old fake news as a ‘scoop’ to its most desperately bankrupt smear yet. The smear in the rag’s Sunday edition is an accusation that Corbyn associated with someone four years before they allegedly did something that they denied doing anyway. Author Alex Nunns summed up the nonsense of it […]

Camden Momentum’s rebuke to national re smear response: “with every scalp taken, a new target will soon loom into view”

A Camden Momentum banner At the beginning of this month, the SKWAWKBOX strongly criticised the decision of the officer group of Momentum’s NCG (National Coordinating Group) to withdraw support from National Executive Committee (NEC) candidate Peter Willsman over misrepresented comments Willsman had made during an NEC meeting, calling the decision ‘idiotic and reckless’. Local Momentum […]

Unison boss Prentis’ pro-IHRA article just labelled his OWN union antisemitic

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis has appeared in the New Statesman today calling for Labour to occupy the ‘high moral ground’ by adopting the full IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) ‘working definition’ of antisemitism – including all of its much-criticised ‘examples’: Prentis name-checks Barnet in his article, claiming that when he campaigned in the borough, which has […]

Excl: Bakers’ union on NEC backs Code of Conduct – attacking it through media is ‘cowardly’

BFAWU President Ian Hodson The SKWAWKBOX spoke exclusively to Baker’s union (BFAWU) president Ian Hodson this morning about his take on the current and increasingly ridiculous smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and a full article on his hard-hitting comments will be published shortly. But one of the key elements of the discussion was his statement […]