Video: OFOC’s Milligan claims Corbyn-supporter status on #BBCDP. Really?

Tess Milligan today Anti-Brexit OFOC’s (Our Future Our Choice) Tess Milligan appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics today in a debate with Novara’s Aaron Bastani about the company’s – or ‘grassroots movement’, depending on your viewpoint . – demonstration at last Saturday’s LabourLive event. The show’s presenter accepted uncritically OFOC’s claim that its people were thrown […]

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, […]

Guest post pt 2: understanding Labour heartlands, winning back UKIP vote

In a follow-up to his first hard-hitting guest post, South Yorkshire teacher, Labour voter and trade union activist Andy Searson moves from analysis of the working-class Brexit vote and why New Labour lost the working class to what Labour as a radical movement needs to do to reconnect with those communities and win back votes […]

Abbott’s ‘Labour right abuser’ runs TORY Facebook group

Late last year, the SKWAWKBOX covered the abuse directed toward Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott by a right-wing ‘Labour’ member of a Facebook politics group. The abusive message was deeply troubling: Bigham also routinely posted angry messages about Jeremy Corbyn and other left-wing figures. However, although the Abbott message was reported to the party, he […]

Excl: full email confirming ‘earthquake’ suspension that has shaken Labour right

Last night, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the suspension of Sandwell LCF (Local Campaign Forum) in the West Midlands – and why it has seismically shaken right-wing Labour at its core. The ‘earthquake’ was confirmed by an email “TO ALL LABOUR GROUP MEMBERS AND OBSERVERS” – but the news of the shock suspension was not its only […]

Innocuous 20-word email that signals an earthquake in heart of right-wing Labour

Yesterday afternoon, a short email was sent in the Black Country. Excluding the subject line and signature, it consisted of twenty words. To anyone who didn’t know its significance, it seems mundane, innocuous – but it represented an earthquake occurring right at the heart of right-wing Labour. The backdrop The West Midlands is the core […]

Owen Smith outsmarts himself hilariously to create #IAmNotJamesMills

Failed Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith has already created a few unwitting trends on social media, as anyone who remembers that ice-cream van during Smith’s attempt to win support in Liverpool will be aware. But Mr Smith outsmarted himself on Twitter yesterday when he thought he’d executed a ‘gotcha‘ on an aide to Shadow Chancellor John […]

‘Murray going nowhere’ from Corbyn’s team

Right-wing trash sites have been reporting that Unite’s Andrew Murray may ‘walk out’ of Jeremy Corbyn’s team, with ‘rumours’ of lurid quotes about key ‘LOTO’ figure Seumas Milne. It’s not true. Senior Labour sources have told the SKWAWKBOX that Murray has been unwell for a few weeks and hasn’t been able to participate, but that […]

Excl: MP Jones taken to task by local members for supporting gang-rape tweeter

‘Labour’ MP Graham Jones was among a number of male ‘moderates’ happy to tweet support for Lewisham East Labour chair and right-wing Labour First trainer Ian McKenzie, after McKenzie was suspended for social media comments about the selling into sex-slavery, gang-raping or beheading of Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry. Jones joined in with colleague […]

MPs Coyle and Jones seen on Commons Terrace with suspended rape-tweeter McKenzie

Ian McKenzie, Neil Coyle and Graham Jones. Background: Commons Terrace Bar Ian McKenzie, who previously conducted training for hard right faction Labour First, has been at the centre of controversy since the weekend, after images emerged of tweets he posted discussing the sale into slavery, gang-rape and beheading of Labour front-bencher Emily Thornberry:   Those […]