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 […]

Two ‘zionists’ criticised by Corbyn called ‘rude yobs’ – by RIGHT-wing, pro-Israel Streeting

Wes Streeting MP The assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by the Establishment, its media and right-wing Labour MPs continues, with a torrent of attacks on his comments about a small group of ‘zionists’ with a habit of disrupting pro-Palestinian events. Corbyn’s critics have pushed a line that ‘zionists’ was code for ‘all Jews’, even […]

Video: Umunna ‘flexible’ on Labour antisemitism – from ‘seen none’ to ‘beyond doubt’

Right-wing Labour MP Chuka Umunna was criticised earlier last week by Unite boss Len McCluskey, who attacked Umunna’s “paucity of evidence” for the “institutional antisemitism” Umunna had alleged in an article for the Independent. Umunna wrote: The Macpherson Report defined institutional racism as “the collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional […]

United Nations as well as Thatcher condemned Israel’s Tunis airstrike

The media’s frenetic attempts to construct a smear out of Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to a Tunis cemetery continue grow increasingly desperate, with supposedly respected journalists shaming themselves by publishing naked fake news such as the claim that he laid wreaths or was near the Tunisian graves of those who carried out the Munich attack, when […]

MP’s, other witnesses: Streeting’s ‘disgusting, disgraceful’ behaviour left Abbott ‘shell-shocked’

Wes Streeting and Diane Abbott In April, the SKWAWKBOX published details of an incident in Parliament in which Ilford North MP Wes Streeting ‘shouted in the face’ of Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, the recipient of almost half of all abuse directed at any female MP. Witnesses described Mr Streeting’s behaviour as so intimidating that […]

Corbyn’s voting record shows latest Murdoch press smear more desperate than ever

Jeremy Corbyn in 2010 The latest smear by the Times attempts to smear Jeremy Corbyn by association with a Jewish Holocaust survivor. In 2010, according to the Murdoch rag, Jeremy Corbyn: spoke at and opened a talk entitled Never Again — for Anyone. The event was part of a UK tour called Never Again for […]

Video: Austin’s ‘full frontal assault’ on Rosen’s testimony on antisemitism

Ian Austin: ‘full frontal assault’ on Jewish author Michael Rosen West Midlands Labour MP Ian Austin is the subject of at least two formal complaints by fellow Labour MPs Ian Lavery and Chris Williamson relating to at least three instances of alleged abusive conduct described as at extremely close quarters and extremely aggressive. The outburst toward […]

Breaking: Birkenhead CLP’s overwhelming no-confidence/withdrawal of whip vote v Field

Frank Field MP during an earlier censure by his CLP The repercussions of the decision of four Labour MPs to prop up Theresa May and her government during last week’s tight vote on her EU trade bill continue. Last night the SKWAWKBOX reported on the overwhelming vote by Vauxhall CLP (constituency Labour party) to express […]

Exclusive: second MP lodges complaint v Austin – over TWO separate incidents

Ian Austin As the SKWAWKBOX broke exclusively last night, right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin may have had a narrow escape when he launched a verbal tirade against ex-miner colleague Ian Lavery in the House of Commons just before recess, but Lavery has made a formal complaint against the ‘thuggish‘ Dudley North MP. Austin’s troubles – […]

Formal complaint lodged against Austin over Lavery verbal assault

As Kevin Maguire has reported in the New Statesman, right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin launched into a verbal tirade against fellow MP – and party Chair Ian Lavery – in the division lobby of the House of Commons just before the parliamentary recess. So loud and aggressive was the prolonged outburst that MPs heard it before […]