Labour members launch open letter to NEC against concession on IHRA

Labour members across the UK and internationally have begun signing an open letter that calls on the NEC to resist pressure to change the party’s Code of Conduct by those who want to see the unclarified and ‘non legally binding’ ‘IHRA Working Definition’ of antisemitism replace Labour’s legally sound, clarified version. The beginning of the […]

Unison boss Prentis’ pro-IHRA article just labelled his OWN union antisemitic

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis has appeared in the New Statesman today calling for Labour to occupy the ‘high moral ground’ by adopting the full IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) ‘working definition’ of antisemitism – including all of its much-criticised ‘examples’: Prentis name-checks Barnet in his article, claiming that when he campaigned in the borough, which has […]

Tory councillor removes Javid Bentley pic after SKWAWKBOX exposé

Yesterday the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s ‘meet the people’ event in the poverty-hit north-east was attended by Bentley- and Range Rover-owners and Tory councillors. Javid was shown, in a Facebook post by a Northumberland Tory councillor, in front of parked premium vehicles as he delivered a speech to a seemingly sparse audience shortly […]

Javid visits poverty-hit North-East – and talks to Bentley-owners

Home Secretary Sajid Javid – who still has not properly apologised for libelling Jeremy Corbyn last week, in spite of beating a hasty retreat when Corbyn’s lawyers got in touch – has been in the North-East today. Javid and the rest of Theresa May’s Cabinet had been in Gateshead for a Cabinet meeting – and […]

Enfield council leader’s ‘lies’ in emailed defence cause anger among Labour members

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 allege has taken over the council by anti-democratic means. Those means included huge – and at least partially admitted – departures from […]

More leaked Enfield LCF ‘tapes’ show interviewer recommendations CHANGED to approve ‘coup’ candidates

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 allege has taken over the council by anti-democratic means. Those means included huge – and at least partially admitted – departures from […]

Greenwich leader loses majority as council announces fraud charges against ally – after denying any investigation

Six weeks ago, the SKWAWKBOX published claims from Labour insiders in the London borough of Greenwich that a key ally of the council leader – whose majority in the group was a single vote – was mired in a property scandal that was being kept quiet. The background This blog had been investigating the issues […]

Leaked transcript: London Labour region fully aware early of huge Enfield ‘rigging’ issues

The SKWAWKBOX has covered at considerable 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 allege has taken over the council by anti-democratic means. Those means included huge – and at least partially admitted – departures […]

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 […]

MSM pick up SKWAWKBOX’s Enfield ‘coup’ exclusives – without credit (again)

Start of a Sunday Times feature on the Enfield scandals broken by the SKWAWKBOX The SKWAWKBOX has broken a number of exclusives on the deeply problematic selection of candidates for May’s local elections in the London borough of Enfield, in which numerous applicants were approved onto the ‘panel’ of candidates without being asked a number […]