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 […]

Police issue CCTV pic named as ‘author’ of Wirral councillor’s resignation. Council no-comment

As the SKWAWKBOX exclusively revealed last week, a bitter resignation letter issued by Wirral councillor Michael Sullivan that called local Labour members ‘parasites’ showed close ally of the council leader, ‘public affairs strategist‘ Martin Liptrot, as its author, not the councillor. The letter also showed that it was last saved by the council leader himself, Phil […]

Video: Austin’s ‘full frontal assault’ on Rosen’s testimony on antisemitism

Ian Austin: ‘full frontal assault’ on Jewish author Michael Rosen West Midlands Labour MP Ian Austin is the subject of at least two formal complaints by fellow Labour MPs Ian Lavery and Chris Williamson relating to at least three instances of alleged abusive conduct described as at extremely close quarters and extremely aggressive. The outburst toward […]

Exclusive: second MP lodges complaint v Austin – over TWO separate incidents

Ian Austin As the SKWAWKBOX broke exclusively last night, right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin may have had a narrow escape when he launched a verbal tirade against ex-miner colleague Ian Lavery in the House of Commons just before recess, but Lavery has made a formal complaint against the ‘thuggish‘ Dudley North MP. Austin’s troubles – […]

Chaos in Sandwell as Labour right call ‘unconstitutional’ meeting – and immediately cancel

Right-wing Labour figures in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell – the heartland of the Labour right – have been under increasing pressure in recent months. One key figure after another has been suspended from the party for alleged improper behaviour – and then the right-dominated ‘LCF’ (local campaign forum) that oversees candidate selections in […]

Sandwell Establishment’s ‘contempt’ for process as suspended officer appears at Labour bash

The SKWAWKBOX has covered at length the dramatic developments in Sandwell, the West Midlands core of the Labour right – including the ‘earthquake’ of the suspension both of the LCF (local campaign forum) and of its secretary, Tom Watson ally Derek Rowley. Former Sandwell mayor Derek Rowley Mr Rowley was suspended after allegations not only […]

Tory councillor’s colossal fail when he tries to mock Corbyn over football

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted congratulations to the England football team on their win last night over Tunisia in the World Cup. As it seems the #FBPE bots couldn’t think of a way to link congratulations on an England football win to the usual ‘what about the EU?’ comments, the Tory bots and trolls took […]

Innocuous 20-word email that signals an earthquake in heart of right-wing Labour

Yesterday afternoon, a short email was sent in the Black Country. Excluding the subject line and signature, it consisted of twenty words. To anyone who didn’t know its significance, it seems mundane, innocuous – but it represented an earthquake occurring right at the heart of right-wing Labour. The backdrop The West Midlands is the core […]

Excl: Phillips ‘loses confidence’ of BAME colleagues over ‘dangerous’ abuse leak

Labour MP Jess Phillips during a BBC interview on the night she attended a private Rupert Murdoch party Jess Phillips has strenuously denied the allegation made against her by some parliamentary colleagues. According to a number of BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) female Labour MPs, in dramatic events today Jess Phillips, the chair of […]