Efforts to undermine #CammellLaird strikers pt 2: the petition

On Wednesday evening, the SKWAWKBOX published evidence of a coordinated campaign on social media to undermine the efforts and credibility of GMB and Unite members at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside as they take action to defend their jobs. The accounts involved are brand new and appear to have sprung up almost exclusively with […]

McVey didn’t misrepresent only Mind on Monday. She went full Trump with her charity quotes

McVey: going full Trump (image by @UKDemockery) On Monday, Esther McVey reeled off a list of charities and their comments, which she treated as praise for the DWP’s plans for Universal Credit (UC): Her comments were a litany of misrepresentation – and triggered a scramble by charities to distance themselves from her and her claims […]

Tory chair Lewis gets owned by locals for SureStart jibe – it’s both hilarious and tragic

Tory chair and Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis showed typical Tory arrogance yesterday with a dismissive comment about a large attendance of local people to protest against Tory-controlled Norfolk County Council’s plan to ‘transform’ children’s services in the area – by closing six of the town’s SureStart centres as part of a plan to shut down forty-six […]

W Mids Labour First gathers for Mann dinner speech. If you’re a leftie, be thankful

Comment Right-wing Labour John Mann was guest speaker last week at the annual dinner of West Midlands Labour First – held at the Brandhall Labour Club stronghold of Labour First MP John Spellar: Somehow, against all odds and expectation, the event kept a low profile. Mr Mann was his usual riveting self: The audience reaction […]

Buzzfeed, Cohen wrongly accuse Canary of harassment – but don’t withdraw, leading to… harassment

Earlier this week, Buzzfeed’s editor-in-chief Janine Gibson accused ‘publications such as the Canary‘ of being part of a ‘targeted online harassment campaign‘ against a US journalist that led to his deportation from Nicaragua: The claim was that in publishing information first put out by US journalist Max Blumenthal, the Canary had contributed to the ‘doxxing’ […]