Labour debunks ‘elitist donor’ claim

Right-wing ‘Labour’ sites have claimed that Labour has resurrected Tony Blair’s ‘Thousand Club’ and that this is because the party’s finances are less healthy than they have been since the pro-Corbyn membership surge wiped out Labour’s debts. As usual, it’s complete nonsense. A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX: It’s just a refocusing of our donor […]

Astonishing accusations by Enfield council leader earn stinging response by members

An astonishing message put out – and then deleted – by Enfield’s right-wing Labour council leader has led to a stinging response by representatives of local members. Nesil Caliskan, a close ally of Enfield North MP Joan Ryan, was the subject of a motion of no confidence tabled by Enfield Southgate CLP (constituency Labour party) for […]

Excl video: “They squirmed back into the station” – Liverpool sees off fascist march – again

On Saturday, a coalition of the left once again joined forces in Liverpool to see off a planned march by neofascists. The city has a proud record of thwarting the attempts of the hard right to march and posture through the streets on multiple occasions – one famously resulted in a so-called ‘white man march’ […]

Video: Mendoza delivers gripping inaugural Alternative Claudia Jones Lecture

Kerry-Anne Mendoza As the SKWAWKBOX has covered, Canary editor-in-chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza was abysmally discriminated against and harassed by a group of mostly white, elitist journalists at the Guardian/Observer – and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) broke democratic principles and went over the heads of its black members to cancel Mendoza’s invitation to deliver a landmark memorial […]

Mendoza expands lecture capacity to cope with demand as first ticket batch goes within hours

Kerry-Anne Mendoza As the SKWAWKBOX has covered, Canary editor-in-chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza yesterday turned her scandalous treatment by the National Union of Journalists and a small group of white, elitist members into a statement by arranging an alternative Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture for Black History Month. Mendoza had been invited to deliver the original lecture by the […]

Breaking: NUJ’s loss as Mendoza to deliver inaugural ALTERNATIVE Jones Memorial Lecture

The National Union of Journalists’ (NUJ) shoddy behaviour in prioritising the outrage of a small set of white, privileged journalists at a mainstream publication above the democratic decision of black NUJ members is about to embarrass the union still further. The NUJ overruled its Black Members Council (BMC) decision and cancelled the BMC’s invitation to […]

Excl: NUJ ‘bypasses black members’ to disinvite Mendoza from Black History Month lecture

Last night the SKWAWKBOX broke exclusive news of the National Union of Journalists’ remarkable decision to try to force its Black Members Council (BMC) to amend a motion the BMC had just passed unanimously. The NUJ’s national executive committee told the BMC it had to impose additional strictures on Canary editor-in-chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza – which […]

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 […]

Umunna’s “people’s vote” enthusiasm adds new dimension to term ‘flip-flop’

Opinion Chuka Umunna on friendly terms with Tory MP Anna Soubry during Saturday’s PV march Centrist MP Chuka Umunna has been praised by the “People’s Vote” campaign for his ‘power’ and ‘brilliance’ in his statements about a second vote on leaving the European Unions and has acted as a regular mouthpiece to drum up support […]

‘Geographical diversity’ difference between CLPD/Momentum slates = 1 London candidate?

The battle between two competing left slates – those put forward by CLPD and Momentum – for the important election of additional members of Labour’s senior disciplinary body, the National Constitutional Committee (NCC), has led to a narrative developing that the Momentum slate is more ‘geographically diverse’ and that the CLPD slate has ‘too many […]