Lavery debunks cynical attempts to steer Labour into no-confidence vote

Labour MP and party chair Ian Lavery An unholy alliance of centrist Labour, Tory, LibDem and SNP figures has attempted to manoeuvre or force the Labour leadership into calling a vote of no confidence in spite of Theresa May’s cowardice yesterday in pulling today’s vote on her dismal withdrawal ‘deal’ with the EU. LibDem leader […]

Video: as May collapses, Newsnight gives Tories/centrists free reign to attack… Corbyn

The BBC’s unconstitutional bias appears to become more naked almost daily. On a day of ignominy and disarray for the government, with Theresa May unilaterally running away from a vote on her shameful withdrawal agreement and accused of complete disrespect for Parliament and its procedures, any self-respecting broadcaster would be lining up  government ministers to […]

Audio/comment: Downing St in chaos and swamped by O2 claim calls (!) as PM team flees

Comment The chaos infecting Theresa May’s non-government seems to have spread to Downing Street’s systems. The SKWAWKBOX’s attempts to call the Downing Street duty political press officer this evening met with a bizarre pre-recorded message about compensation claims for telecom giant O2’s recent data issues – with the call automatically terminating on multiple occasions before […]

Video: drama as Corbyn wins debate on govt cowardice and contempt

Speaker John Bercow shows his disdain for behaviour on the Tory benches Just before 9pm this evening, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn won an emergency debate on the Tory government’s cowardice and contempt for Parliament, parliamentary procedure and our democracy. In a ‘you couldn’t make it up’ moment, the government did not even have the guts […]

Video: DUP sees sense and integrity of Corbyn’s Sky interview on Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gave an interview to Sky News on Friday evening on the topic of Brexit, Theresa May’s deal, the Northern Irish border with Ireland and the UK’s ongoing relationship with the EU. His comments were perfectly pitched, not only to clearly convey Corbyn’s genuine commitment to achieving the best for leavers and […]

Two paragraphs in govt’s legal advice that seal May’s fate with the DUP

Comment After the humiliation of three Commons defeats in a row yesterday, including an unprecedented finding of contempt against her government, Theresa May has this morning released the government’s legal advice on her draft Brexit deal. It contains two paragraphs which must surely seal her fate – and that of her proposed agreement – as […]

Video: DUP may support Corbyn after no-conf vote. Corbyn could be PM

The DUP’s Nigel Dodds talking to Sky News today In an interview with Sky News today, the DUP’s parliamentary leader Nigel Dodds delivered a blow to the Tories that will have sent tremors through Downing Street. The Establishment media’s constant line to minimise the realism of the prospect of Labour bringing down the government has […]

Conference delegates put record straight on party policy on Brexit, GE and Corbyn

Last month, the LabourList site published a letter from a number of conference delegates involved in ‘compositing’ a motion for Labour’s conference on the party’s approach to Brexit and the country’s need for a new general election. The letter criticised statements by Jeremy Corbyn to the media, claiming they were ‘not aligned with party policy’ […]

Astonishing video as AG accepts he could be expelled from Parliament for non-disclosure of advice

AG Geoffrey Cox answering Chris Williamson’s pointed Commons question It has been yet another day of extraordinary events in Parliament, with calls for contempt findings against the government and Labour’s leadership agreeing to table a motion of no confidence in the government when Theresa May’s Brexit deal fails as is universally expected. But one of […]

Breaking: six opposition parties combine to call for contempt of Parliament proceedings

As flagged by Labour spokespeople during television interviews yesterday and today, a letter has gone to Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, asking him to begin contempt of Parliament proceedings against the government. The call has been signed by six opposition parties – including the DUP, the government’s former ‘confidence and supply’ support. Theresa […]