Excl: right-wing ‘antisemitism troll’ caught inventing bio for fake a/s Twitter account

Antisemitism exists in the Labour Party as it exists across society. But not every claim made about it is true. As the SKWAWKBOX published on Monday, a Twitter account making a vile antisemitic comment and publicised on that platform by well-known ‘troll’ accounts who frequently attack Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party was a fake that […]

Excl: NUJ ‘subverts democracy’ to ‘bully’ Mendoza out of Black History Month lecture

Canary editor-in-chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza NUJ’s black members (BMC) invited Canary editor Kerry-Anne Mendoza to deliver Black History Month lecture NUJ ‘chapel’ at Guardian/Observer ‘chapel’ protested Mendoza invitation NUJ’s NEC voted to ask  BMC to discuss invitation again – but claimed it would respect BMC’s freedom to choose, as well as freedom of speech and dissent […]

Excl: grave complaints against Momentum slate candidate cast doubt on vetting process

On Thursday, left-wing organisations CLPD (Campaign for Labour Party Democracy) and Momentum each announced competing – albeit overlapping – ‘slates’ for Labour’s important elections for additional members of the party’s senior disciplinary body, the National Constitutional Committee (NCC). The CLPD slate, announced first, has been supported by Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), Labour Campaign for […]

Exclusive: Labour dismantles allegations re employment practices

Earlier today, the LabourList site published an ‘exclusive comment piece’ – and a comment piece on the comment piece – claiming that Labour employees are on insecure contracts, sometimes have to use foodbanks or payday lenders and are sometimes asked to work overtime at short notice. In the follow-up comment piece, LabourList editor Sienna Rodgers […]

Breaking: NUJ has NOT cancelled Canary Mendoza’s invitation to speak

A series of tweets by Buzzfeed‘s Mark di Stefano has led to claims that the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has withdrawn an invitation to Canary editor Kerry-Anne Mendoza to deliver the Claudia Jones Lecture for Black History Month: While di Stefano’s initial tweet is ambiguous and could mean either that the particular venue has […]

SKWAWKBOX emails Jewish Chronicle with evidence. ‘Coincidence’ follows like lightning

Last week, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that the Jewish Chronicle (JC) had quietly amended its claim that a letter supporting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and signed by twenty-nine leading Orthodox rabbis, which had been published on this blog, was fake. The amended article admitted that three rabbis the JC had spoken to said they had signed […]

Rewriting history: Sky News just ‘forgot’ the 2016 ‘coup’, claims NO leadership challenge

According to Sky News, this didn’t happen. Sky News just performed a remarkable piece of retroactive historical surgery in an article about Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed refusal – in reality, Labour rules do not give him the power – to ‘protect’ Labour MPs facing deselection by their local members. The article – which features, of course, […]

Birkenhead: exclusive insight into the construction of a Mail smear

Today’s Daily Mail carries a lurid headline alleging that ‘hard’ (i.e. about in the centre if this were Scandinavia) left Labour members are ‘forcing’ so-called ‘moderates’ out of Merseyside: It’s a laughably poor piece, full of the usual dog-whistle terms – even ‘Bolshevik’ – and repeating without challenge the kind of smears that the right […]

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 […]

Excl: full, final version of the Ryan no-confidence motion

Joan Ryan News of the no-confidence motion passed by Enfield North members on Thursday night in Labour MP Joan Ryan continues to reverberate through the party and around social media. Ms Ryan left the meeting before the result was announced, but put out a bitter tweet calling the members who had voted for the motion […]