Excl: Ministry of Justice lied re prison pepper-spray roll-out – why?

A distressed man is treated for the effects of pepper spray used in crowd control Two weeks ago, a prisons insider tipped off the SKWAWKBOX that a controversial decision had been taken by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to roll out the use of pepper spray to all prisons – and that there was concern […]

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 […]

Desperate woman sets fire to herself in Tory-run Barnet council office. MSM ignore

A woman in evidently desperate straits has set fire to herself in the housing office of Tory-run Barnet council – and the mainstream media appear to have ignored the incident entirely. The parent of an eyewitness described the incident: My daughter took her mother to an appointment at Barnet Council ( Tory) housing office yesterday […]

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 […]

Huge double scandal as May’s personal rendition cover-up ignored by BBC TV news and most MSM

Theresa May personally blocked committee’s access to witnesses In what should be one of the biggest political scandals of the decade, the UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May personally blocked a powerful parliamentary committee’s access to witnesses and evidence about the UK’s involvement in ‘extraordinary rendition’ and the use of torture to obtain intelligence – so fatally […]

Tory chair’s 24hr u-turn – from zero tolerance of Islamophobia to claiming it’s just ‘playing politics’

Brandon Lewis On Friday, Tory chair Brandon Lewis wrote an article for the Conservative Home website in which he claimed that he and the party had adopted a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to Islamophobia by its representatives: But that did not appear to be happening in practice, as Buzzfeed’s Stuart Millar pointed out concerning the case […]

Video: ‘F*** Trump’. Twice. Standing ovation for De Niro at Tony Awards

Film star Robert De Niro had two words for Donald Trump at last night’s Tony Awards in a remarkable live TV moment that was censored by the US feed – but not by Australia. The crowd cheered, applauded, rose in acclamation – and De Niro prolonged the cheers with an encore: The UK could do […]

A little of what SKWAWKBOX achieved in the last month. Please support if you can

It’s been almost a month since the last SKWAWKBOX update – and a busy one. Here is just a small selection of the information this blog has brought to its readers either exclusively or when the mainstream media was largely ignoring it – and some of the key impacts that information has had: a letter […]

Greenwich sources allege council “kept council leader ally’s property scandal quiet”

new ‘centrist’ Council leader elected by a single vote councillor who voted for the leader implicated in serious property and electoral scandal a number of local Labour sources claim the investigation was delayed and/or kept quiet until at least after the council leadership election council initially denied any investigation was taking place but story subsequently […]

Report reveals Enfield selection fiasco – and new council leader’s involvement

Nesil Caliskan (image: Enfield BC) Last weekend, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the motion overwhelmingly approved by Enfield Southgate Labour members in which they condemned ‘irregularities’ in the selection of candidates for May’s local elections – and the involvement of the then-Secretary of the LCF (local campaign forum) in those procedural improprieties. The former LCF Secretary is […]