Company behind People’s Vote used controversial Blue Telecoms in referendum campaign

Open Britain, the company behind the People’s Vote campaign, was originally The In Campaign/Stronger In Blue Telecoms was the company exposed in a Channel 4 undercover operation that led to a warning to the Tories from the Information Commissioner and a lengthy police investigation TIC/Stronger In also contracted Blue Telecoms for apparently identical services, according to Blue […]

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 […]

Erith & Thamesmead passes unanimous vote of CONFIDENCE in Teresa Pearce MP

Erith & Thamesmead’s Labour MP Teresa Pearce did not support Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership. In 2016, she supported challenger Owen Smith in the leadership contest. But last week, her CLP passed a vote of confidence in her unanimously. Teresa Pearce MP The vote, based on a motion from Abbey Wood ward, expressed “full confidence” […]

Nottingham East’s overwhelming vote of no confidence in Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie gets chummy with Tory MP Anna Soubry at a pro-EU march Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie has joined Frank Field, Joan Ryan, Kate Hoey and Gavin Shuker in losing the confidence of his membership after the CLP (constituency Labour party) passed an overwhelming vote of no confidence in him on Friday night. Leslie […]

A study in how the MSM work – now apparently it’s news SKWAWKBOX is in Liverpool

Comment The three-ply tissue in Rupert Murdoch’s press empire has published an article showing that it considers newsworthy the mundane fact that SKWAWKBOX editor Steve Walker is chair of a CLP (constituency Labour party) not far from the Liverpool venue currently hosting Labour’s annual conference: The article’s author, Henry Zeffman, states: A local Labour Party […]

#Lab18 second deputy leader motion withdrawn and why

The Labour right and the mainstream media are in lockstep this morning with claims that the motion at Labour’s annual conference to create a second deputy leader position has been withdrawn because the leadership fears a ‘moderate’ winning. It’s pure fantasy – the idea that a SIM (self-identified ‘moderate’) would have the slightest chance of […]

Video: McCluskey lays into Hodge and Umunna in lauded conference speech

Unite General Secretary had strong words for two Labour MPs during his conference speech today in Liverpool – and it raised the roof among delegates. McCluskey was uncompromising when he touched on the behaviour of Barking MP Margaret Hodge – described as ‘indirect criticism’ by the mainstream media but there was nothing obtuse about it […]

Open selection moves closer as Unite’s Beckett voices support. You can help

Howard Beckett speaking at last year’s TUC conference While Momentum and many CLPs (constituency Labour parties) have been raising awareness and backing for open selection, Labour insiders and activists feel that Chuka Umunna’s recent statements reflect an attempt by right-wingers to hold the membership to ransom with threats of a break-away party in a bid […]

Centrist fake-news site still claiming rabbis’ letter fake long after proven genuine

  Last week, the SKWAWKBOX published a letter signed by twenty-nine rabbis of London Orthodox Jewish congregations in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and condemning ‘irresponsible’ claims that Jewish citizens are considering leaving the UK if Corbyn becomes Prime Minister. The letter, clearly deeply inconvenient to those who have a political interest in painting […]

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 […]