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 […]

Labour’s Lewis talks about all-white ‘balanced’ parliamentary committee

Clive Lewis This week the House of Commons announced a new committee formed specifically to scrutinise Brexit-related legislation – and proudly announced its balance: The tweet lauded the gender balance of the committee – but the composite image it published of the members was conspicuous for something else. Labour MP Clive Lewis spotted it: Fifty-two […]

Whip Smith’s allies: “it’s ok, he didn’t know pairing was with pregnant MP”

Tory Whip Julian Smith Tory Whip Julian Smith is under huge and growing pressure to resign – or be sacked – for pressuring Tory MPs to break their ‘pairing’ promise to absent MPs by voting in this week’s tight vote on Theresa May’s customs plan. Party Chair Brandon Lewis – the front-man for the Tories’ […]

Dramatic video: May stammers, attacks as Corbyn asks for pledge ministers will cooperate with Vote Leave police probe

Theresa May is fighting for her political life after a week of humiliation and chaos. So the one question she must have been hoping against hope not to hear in during today’s PMQs (Prime Minister’s questions) was about the involvement of at least four of her Cabinet Ministers’ involvement with the Vote Leave group that has been referred […]