BBC refuses to comment on its and Kuenssberg’s lack of conference-speech balance

When Theresa May lurched onto the stage yesterday to begin her closing speech at the Tories’ conference, the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg seemed a bit excited: She proceeded to put out a series of tweets about the speech – and writer Thomas Pride noticed a certain contrast with the BBC’s reaction to Jeremy Corbyn’s […]

Labour again schools Tories on social media with #YearOfMayhem Twitter response to lame-duck speech

As Theresa May skittered away from the Tories’ conference, thanking her lucky stars she could let her mouthpieces claim her dreary, lame-duck closing speech was a success because it wasn’t the car-crash we saw in 2017, Labour’s Twitter account instantly reminded everyone how bad the Conservatives are on social media – with a reminder of […]

Landmark report: 95 serious ‘failures’ in MSM reporting of ‘Labour antisemitism’

A landmark new report by an academic from London’s Birkbeck University and the Media Reform Coalition has analysed mainstream media coverage of the Labour Party’s alleged issues around antisemitism. Its conclusions may shock even the most cynical observer of the behaviour of the ‘MSM’. The report, which takes a scholarly and carefully constrained approach that […]

Leading BAME MPs slam Umunna’s exploitation of racism

At the weekend, right-wing Labour back-bencher Chuka Umunna, perhaps rattled by the visit of his well-known and popular colleague Chris Williamson’s ‘Democracy Roadshow’ to his constituency a few days before, followed up his ‘dogs’ attack on Labour’s pro-Corbyn membership majority by telling broadcasters that Labour is ‘institutionally racist’. The comments have been widely interpreted as […]

Video: Field says Birkenhead voters ‘sovereign’ – so why is he denying them a by-election?

Right-wing Labour MP Frank Field – rejected long before today by local Labour members, who passed a vote of no confidence in him after a string of disappointments culminated in Field siding with the Tory government in a key EU vote – has announced his resignation from the Labour Party in a self-pitying letter blaming […]

MSM whined couldn’t get a camera into Corbyn speech. They got one – and aren’t showing it. Here it is

Jeremy Corbyn speaking today in Edinburgh The mainstream media, unsurprisingly, is less than thrilled about Jeremy Corbyn’s plans to democratise, and improve the transparency of… the mainstream media. One of the tactics used yesterday to try to disparage Corbyn’s plan – which he announced today during his “Alternative Mactaggart Lecture” at the Edinburgh TV festival […]

Close-up video of May’s face as she faces Irish vote-cheat grilling is revealing

Four faces of Theresa May, grilled in Dublin over Tory vote-cheating Theresa May is in Ireland today – and faced a grilling from Irish journalists about the Tories’ ‘pairing breach’ vote-cheating scandal. It must have been a shock to her system compared to the anodyne tee-ups she receives from most UK ‘MSM’ – for a […]

CCTV, 12 days when police failed to find ‘Novichok bottle’ – and the questions no MSM are asking

As the SKWAWKBOX covered a short time ago in breaking news, the Metropolitan Police Service has announced that it found a ‘bottle’ containing Novichok toxin at the Amesbury home of poisoning victim Charlie Rowley on Wednesday. This was the day that Rowley regained consciousness. The twelve days of..? But the BBC News channel confirmed today […]

Video: Trafalgar erupts for Corbyn as BBC again exposes bias

Anti-Trump protesters gather in Trafalgar Square This afternoon in London, crowds estimated at well over 100,000 have taken to the streets to protest the visit of Donald Trump to the UK. This evening, as huge numbers of people gathered in Trafalgar Square, the BBC News channel was broadcasting an interview as cameras covered the crowds. […]

Breaking: Met Police ‘find bottle of Novichok’ at Rowley’s residence

The Metropolitan Police Service has just announced that they found – on Wednesday – a bottle containing Novichok toxin at the home of Charlie Rowley, one of the victims of the recent Amesbury poisoning. No information about how it is meant to have arrived there has been released, although Mr Rowley is now conscious. No […]