Leaked email exposes Dem attempts to coordinate antisemitism smear vs left candidate Nixon

As the SKWAWKBOX revealed last night, the US Democratic Party in New York State tore a page straight out of the anti-Corbyn playbook by launching a campaign to smear TV star and left-wing candidate for the party’s nomination for state governor, Cynthia Nixon. The smear triggered a huge backlash among Ms Nixon’s supporters and in […]

TV-star-turned-candidate Nixon smeared by own party as US Dems copy anti-Corbyn playbook

Smeared and smeared alike: Nixon and Corbyn Picture the scene: a popular left-wing leadership candidate threatens the status quo of an Establishment, notionally-left political party, putting at risk the painstakingly-constructed business-as-usual cosiness that it clings to. In spite of huge threats from burgeoning right-wing extremism, the Establishment party turns on one of its own candidates, […]

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 […]

Unite plays hardball with Beckett smear

Jasmin Beckett Former Labour NEC member – and current candidate – Jasmin Beckett has a problematic history regarding antisemitism allegations. She was accused of inciting false allegations of antisemitism against a rival to secure a place on the NEC as Labour’s youth representative. She has also been a prominent voice in the current spate of […]

Momentum withdrawal of Willsman support is idiotic, reckless and must be reversed

Momentum has announced this evening that it has withdrawn its support for veteran left NEC member Peter Willsman in the vital election for nine places on Labour’s NEC (National Executive Committee). The decision comes, at least ostensibly, as a result of his comments – illicitly recorded and leaked this week – challenging the evidence and […]

Right NEC candidate’s campaign rocked by bullying complaint by blind member

Gurinder Singh Josan closing Labour First’s annual meeting in January Tomorrow ballots will be sent out for the vital NEC (National Executive Committee) elections of nine ‘CLP’ (constituency Labour party) members to represent Labour’s huge membership on the party’s ruling body. The left has a full slate of nine candidates and all Labour members who […]

BBCQT Tory ‘plant’ claims conversion to ‘Chequers Accord’. Does evidence support claim?

Left-leaning watchers of the BBC’s Question Time programme are well aware of the procession of Tories that are mysteriously called upon to speak, usually early in the programme, to defend government policy or attack Labour – and are later revealed to be Tory councillors or activists,  but not identified as such by the programme. It’s so common […]

Centrist ex-MP turned Torygraph columnist’s massive Freudian slip speaks volumes?

Telegraph columnist Tom Harris Tom Harris is a former Labour MP who now writes for the Tory Daily Telegraph, having replaced hapless Tory Dan Hodges when Hodges moved to the Daily Mail – and an ardent opponent of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Harris suffered a telling Freudian slip on Thursday when penning his latest polemic for […]

Video: ‘ejected just after we chanted’ – so who’s this giving an interview at #LabourLive?

As the SKWAWKBOX covered on Monday, a small group of ‘centrists’ tried to disrupt Jeremy Corbyn’s speech during Saturday’s ‘LabourLive’ event in London – and two of them, including a right-wing candidate in this summer’s NEC elections, told Sky News on Saturday that they were immediately ‘ejected’ from the venue. The NEC candidate, Jasmin Beckett, […]

Astonishing, barely-coherent committee application exposes Enfield selection debacle

  As the SKWAWKBOX revealed last weekend, Labour members in Enfield have demanded that the party’s NEC (National Executive Committee) investigate the deeply-flawed process for selecting candidates for May’s local elections, pointing a finger at then-Secretary of the LCF (local campaign forum). That same official was subsequently elected as leader of the council, ousting an incumbent […]