Efforts to undermine #CammellLaird strikers pt 2: the petition

On Wednesday evening, the SKWAWKBOX published evidence of a coordinated campaign on social media to undermine the efforts and credibility of GMB and Unite members at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside as they take action to defend their jobs. The accounts involved are brand new and appear to have sprung up almost exclusively with […]

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, […]

Excl: NEC to ban phones and absentee dial-ins from NEC meetings

The SKWAWKBOX has learned that Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) plans to ban members from bringing phones into meetings, after recent issues with some members briefing to hostile media – including outright false claims about arguments and topics discussed. The NEC also intends to end the practice of absentee members dialling in remotely to participate […]

Labour members launch open letter to NEC against concession on IHRA

Labour members across the UK and internationally have begun signing an open letter that calls on the NEC to resist pressure to change the party’s Code of Conduct by those who want to see the unclarified and ‘non legally binding’ ‘IHRA Working Definition’ of antisemitism replace Labour’s legally sound, clarified version. The beginning of the […]

May visits Trafford primary school. Kids told: ‘Do NOT mention politics – or Corbyn’

A previous Theresa May school visit Prime Minister Theresa May visited a school in Trafford on Monday, as part of her ‘campaigning’ for Thursday’s local elections. Last week, the SKWAWKBOX showed that Mrs May was taken to Dudley by helicopter and convoy to avoid meeting anyone but Tory faithful gathered in the local Conservative club. […]