Huge victory for workers as #CammellLaird shelves redundancy plans

Shipyard workers and their unions have achieved a major victory in their fight to prevent hundreds of redundancies at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside. In a meeting this afternoon the company pulled back from the brink, agreeing to shelve the redundancies for four weeks in exchange for an end to the industrial action, to […]

McVey’s 28 days at Comp House ended last week. She is still shown as a Loyal Scots Co officer

A month ago, former DWP Secretary Esther McVey was challenged by left-wing writer Alex Tiffin to explain why her name appeared as company secretary of Loyal Scots Company Limited (LSC), when the position with the £20m-capitalised company was not included in her MP’s declaration of interests. She responded with an insult – and a claim that she […]

Questions over Gething campaign as ‘research company’ gathering Welsh member data

Welsh leadership contender Vaughan Gething Questions have been raised about the campaign of Welsh Labour leadership candidate Vaughan Gething after the activities of a ‘research company’ came to light. The company has been calling Welsh Labour members and identifying itself as Vaughan Gethin’s ‘team’ and would not identify itself, but when challenged has admitted it […]

McVey denied ‘undeclared’ company post – but official correspondence goes to her office address

  Esther McVey Last week Evolve Politics revealed a company officer position held by DWP Secretary Esther McVey – which was not included in her declarations of interest: Esther McVey has serious questions to answer. — Evolve Politics (@evolvepolitics) November 3, 2018 The Loyal Scots Company registered Ms McVey as its company secretary – an important role […]

Extraordinary email: “We were delegated to Spellar’s CLP without our permission’ – now suspend it”

Warley Labour MP John Spellar The SKWAWKBOX has covered at some length the serious question marks over the practice of Brandhall Labour Club in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell of sending delegates to vote at local CLPs (constituency Labour parties) – when there appears to be no evidence the club is an affiliated organisation […]

W Brom West CLP asks Formby for urgent investigation into suspect Brandhall affiliations

The SKWAWKBOX has been covering at length the issue of suspicious attachment of delegates to CLPs (constituency Labour parties) in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell – the heart of right-wing Labour, if it can be said to have a heart. Delegates from affiliated organisations can exercise considerable control over the affairs, decisions and direction […]

Labour Future uses People’s Assembly event for data-capture email

On Saturday, People’s Assembly is holding an anti-austerity event in London: It’s an important event, with a stellar line-up of speakers including Labour front-benchers John McDonnell, Diane Abbott & Barry Gardiner and tickets cost a maximum of £5.98. The event runs from 10am to 6pm at St Pancras New Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA. But there is […]