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 […]

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 […]

“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: for transparency, #MarcWadsworth’s actual words re Ruth Smeeth

Labour activist Marc Wadsworth has been a controversial figure since Jewish MP Ruth Smeeth walked out of the launch of the Chakrabarti Report in 2016 and alleged that he had – quote marks hers – accused her of a “media conspiracy”, which is a well-known antisemitic trope. As it’s important for the context in which […]

Cryer’s email is a non-story – but as much as there is one, this is it

The MSM have been attempting to make something of an email by PLP (parliamentary Labour party) chair John Cryer to MPs bemoaning the party’s decision to put PLP secretary Dan Simpson on ‘gardening leave’ for the remainder of his notice period. Simpson handed in his notice some three weeks ago. John Cryer MP (image: Wikimedia […]

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The Skwawkbox continues to unsettle and expose the Establishment and affect the UK’s political narrative. Here are a few examples of the information we’ve either brought our readers exclusively or else raised focus and attention on, since our last update a few weeks ago: Boris Johnson’s lie about Porton Down’s findings on the source of […]

Formby’s new email to all CLPs: no criticism for those raising antisemitism concerns

Labour’s new General Secretary Jennie Formby Labour’s new General Secretary Jennie Formby made a strong start to her new role with a first-day email to all Labour members calling on them to work with her to unite the party for the good of the country, with a particular emphasis on addressing instances of antisemitism and […]

Formby’s first-day email to all Labour members

New Labour Party General Secretary Jennie Formby Labour’s new General Secretary Jennie Formby had her first day in the new job today. Given events of the last week, it can hardly have been the easiest introduction. She marked the day with the following email to every Labour member: I am honoured — and thrilled — […]

Left-wing US Jews react to Corbyn’s Passover choice

As the SKWAWKBOX covered last night, the long weekend saw the unseemly spectacle of right-wing Jewish groups and non-Jews attacking a group of left-wing Jews who go by the name ‘Jewdas’, in order to criticise Jeremy Corbyn for celebrating the Passover Seder with them. Although Jewdas has previously been recognised as a genuine Jewish group […]

Attacks on Corbyn for spending Passover with the ‘wrong’ Jews – and what they might mean

  The last couple of weeks have seen the expression of the absolutely valid concerns of Jewish citizens. But there have also been other aspects to the antisemitism protests. The political drivers of the uproar of the last couple of weeks were on show in the letter sent by two Jewish groups to Labour leader Jeremy […]