EU: Corbyn’s Brexit plan was right all along

Comment In February this year, Jeremy Corbyn gave a major speech on Labour’s Brexit stance in which he announced that Labour, in government, would look to agree ‘a customs union’ with the EU. Corbyn was derided by both centrists and right-wingers, who fell over themselves to rubbish the idea. The BBC even arranged a company […]

Coyne v Unite judgment: a litany of humiliation for ‘improper’ right-winger

Gerard Coyne, former leadership challenger whose legal case against Unite has been thrown out As the SKWAWKBOX broke on Friday, Gerard Coyne’s legal challenge to the result of last year’s Unite general secretary election failed utterly – as the SKWAWKBOX predicted nine months ago – when the Certification Officer, retired judge Jeffrey Burke, struck down all […]

Austerity ‘over’ – but huge nos of low-income families are about to lose £200 a month

DWP Secretary Esther ‘McVile’ At the Tory conference this week, after lurching onto the stage to a tune the Tories had almost certainly used without permission, Theresa May promised an end to austerity – again. She promised the same last year, just after the general election. But this time she reallyreallyreally means it, allegedly. But […]

Mail’s latest smear: “Corbyn at wedding of man who did something 4 YEARS later”

The Mail has lurched straight from regurgitating year-old fake news as a ‘scoop’ to its most desperately bankrupt smear yet. The smear in the rag’s Sunday edition is an accusation that Corbyn associated with someone four years before they allegedly did something that they denied doing anyway. Author Alex Nunns summed up the nonsense of it […]

Mail’s disgrace: front-page Gaza Corbyn attack is fiction

The Daily Mail’s front page for tomorrow is a fiction, as the rag stoops to such depths in its desperation to attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that it features an almost full-page misrepresentation of the deaths of forty-seven people in order to smear him: The Mail’s headline claims the picture is of Corbyn laying a […]

Times’ new Corbyn-smear low exposes Establishment bankruptcy

The Times recently provided an object lesson in the depths of Establishment fear and desperation to smear Jeremy Corbyn with its attempt to paint the Labour leader as antisemitic for appearing alongside a respected Jewish Holocaust survivor – eight years ago. Corbyn, at that time, was standing squarely in support of Jewish people, as his […]

Theresa May’s betrayal to win vote – it’s not her first offence…

Theresa May: devoid of principle and has form to prove it As the SKWAWKBOX just published, Theresa May broke a solemn promise this evening to save her skin, by having ‘paired’ MPs – who were not supposed to vote because they were paired with women MPs who couldn’t attend to vote as they are on […]

3 ministerial resignations show govt Brexit chaos – and MSM bankruptcy

The news breaking on Sunday evening into Monday morning that no fewer than three Tory ministers – including Brexit Secretary David Davis – have resigned in dudgeon over Theresa May’s Brexit weakness will surprise anyone only because Tories tend to threaten but not actually deliver when it comes to rebelling. Whether Michel Barnier  would notice an […]

Govt desperation shows in cruelty as well as cowardice as Tory rebels again fail to actually rebel

The Tories’ desperation has shown in weakness and cowardice, with the government again making any promise it has to in order to give its supposed ‘rebels’ the excuse they need not to actually rebel. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg reported on the Daily Politics programme that the government and the never-quite-rebels had reached yet another compromise […]

Tories to RETRY bill to make you pay for your NHS Fri 15 June

The Deputy Speaker as NHS ‘co-payment’ legislation was rescheduled As the SKWAWKBOX covered on Friday, Tory MPs made an attempt to pass a bill yesterday to allow NHS patients to be charged for their treatment – a move described by senior medics as “a nail in the coffin” of the NHS and ‘catastrophic‘ for patients. […]