Buzzfeed, Cohen wrongly accuse Canary of harassment – but don’t withdraw, leading to… harassment

Earlier this week, Buzzfeed’s editor-in-chief Janine Gibson accused ‘publications such as the Canary‘ of being part of a ‘targeted online harassment campaign‘ against a US journalist that led to his deportation from Nicaragua: The claim was that in publishing information first put out by US journalist Max Blumenthal, the Canary had contributed to the ‘doxxing’ […]

Pro-Israel hardliners plan mass disruption to Momentum/JVL event Thursday

Redbridge Momentum and Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) have organised an event for this Thursday titled, ‘Labour, Britain’s Jews and Antisemitism — A Different Perspective‘. Speakers will include JVL founder member and committee member Murray Glickman, who was active in the area’s Labour Party for many years and rejoined the Labour party when Jeremy Corbyn […]

MSM fake news again: Rees-Mogg harasser is no Corbyn ally – he hates JC

The ‘MSM’ have launched another ridiculous smear-campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, this time claiming that the ‘Class War‘ member who harassed Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and his children yesterday has close Labour links. As so often, the fake news began with the right-wing Fawkes site, before being swallowed whole by the mainstream media […]

Labour’s Formby shows Powell a better approach to online forums

Labour MP Lucy Powell has been appearing in the media to promote her “Private Member’s Bill” which, as she describes it, is intended to ‘establish’: legal accountability for what’s published in large online forums, I believe we can force those who run these echo chambers to stamp out the evil that is currently so prominent. […]

Video: outraged McDonnell’s blistering take-down of Umunna over ‘dogs’ snidery

John McDonnell’s anger and disgust were unmistakable Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is usually a model of restraint during TV interviews, even when asked about the nonsense frequently perpetrated by the Labour right toward party leader Jeremy Corbyn or his supporters. But arch-‘centrist’ Chuka Umunna’s attack on members, during which he called on Corbyn to ‘call […]

Excl: victim of attempted assault, death threat by Ryan supporter speaks

On Thursday, right-wing Labour MP Joan Ryan lost a vote of no confidence moved by her local party. She responded by launching into a social media attack on the “Trots Stalinists Communists” [sic] – her own party members – who had carried the vote and made similar comments to mainstream media. But as the SKWAWKBOX […]

Excl: death-threat, attempted assault at Ryan no-confidence meeting – by right against left

Celbic Hall, Enfield – the scene of alleged ‘centrist’ death-threats (image: Google Maps) Last night, a broad coalition of Enfield North Labour members passed a dramatic motion of no confidence in local MP Joan Ryan, after a tense and fraught debate and vote. Ms Ryan subsequently posted a disparaging tweet describing members who supported the […]

Ryan rant blames ‘Trots Stalinists Communists’ for no-confidence vote

Labour MP Joan Ryan – who now formally lacks the confidence of her members after a dramatic vote at tonight’s Enfield North CLP (constituency Labour party) meeting, left the room a minute or so before the announcement of a result that led to an eruption of cheers and applause. Members described her as ‘quiet and […]

Excl: Times’ star witness for Wirral ‘Militant’ bullying story – wasn’t present

Last weekend, the Sunday Times ran a major article amplifying the smear campaign against Labour members in the Merseyside borough of Wirral, claiming that the ‘ghost of Militant’ was being seen again in alleged bullying and abuse of poor ‘centrists’ by left-wing Labour members. At the heart of its story was Rock Ferry councillor Moira […]

Excl: NEC to ban phones and absentee dial-ins from NEC meetings

The SKWAWKBOX has learned that Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) plans to ban members from bringing phones into meetings, after recent issues with some members briefing to hostile media – including outright false claims about arguments and topics discussed. The NEC also intends to end the practice of absentee members dialling in remotely to participate […]