Labour debunks ‘elitist donor’ claim

Right-wing ‘Labour’ sites have claimed that Labour has resurrected Tony Blair’s ‘Thousand Club’ and that this is because the party’s finances are less healthy than they have been since the pro-Corbyn membership surge wiped out Labour’s debts. As usual, it’s complete nonsense. A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX: It’s just a refocusing of our donor […]

Jewish Chronicle forced to follow again after SKWAWKBOX reveals Orthodox protest plan

At the beginning of this week, the SKWAWKBOX contacted the Jewish Chronicle (JC) to ask why it hadn’t published a text from an Orthodox Jewish group confirming that a Corbyn-supporting letter by leading Charedi (Orthodox) rabbis was genuine and that this blog would be publishing it shortly. The JC had quietly rowed back from claims […]

More Enfield councillors join calls for full NEC investigation into alleged rigging

The SKWAWKBOX has covered at length the battle in the London borough of Enfield between a broad coalition of Labour members and officials from all wings of the party and a group they claim has taken over the council by anti-democratic means. Those means included huge departures from proper procedure in the selection of council […]

We’re supposed to think Javid will end ‘hostile environment’? His record suggests not

Former Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has been appointed to replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Judging by the apparently-coordinated media and social media campaign from Establishment figures, we’re supposed to think that a ‘BAME’ (black, Asian, minority ethnic) Home Secretary marks an end to the remote, callous and frankly racist policies of the ‘hostile environment’ […]

Umunna’s enabling of May’s police-cuts denial harms our communities twice over

Labour MP Chuka Umunna – fleetingly considered a Labour contender for the party leadership in 2015 – has appalled many Labour members by accepting Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s invitation to join her ‘taskforce’ on violent crime. Comment: In doing so, he has acted as a classic ‘enabler’ to shore up Rudd’s lamentable denial that the […]

Rudd knew police cuts ‘likely’ cause of crime rise – when she said they weren’t

Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s ludicrous claim that massive Tory police cuts have nothing to do with crime rise blown apart by leaked Home Office documents Labour asks, ‘is she incompetent or misleading?’ exposure of the concealed information adds weight to claims Tories are unfit for office after revelation of Boris Johnson’s dishonesty over Salisbury attack […]