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 […]

The obvious omission from #LushPolice #SpyCops story that no-one is mentioning

The Lush retail chain has taken down its ‘Paid to Lie’ ad, claiming it has been intimidated into doing so by ex-police officers – even though whistleblower ex-‘spycop’ Peter Francis has stated that it is completely accurate: The supposed ‘public outrage’ about the ad seems to have been largely Establishment outrage and police officers have […]

Leaked letter shows Atos incentivising staff for VOLUME of disability claimant assessments

Atos is a French-based company that holds contracts with the UK government to carry out billions of pounds worth of services But not without controversy. The government announced in 2014 that a contract Atos had with the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) for ‘fitness to work’ assessments was being terminated early, after concerns over ‘significant […]

Video: hell freezes over as even BBC agrees May an answer-free ‘shambles’ at #PMQs

Jeremy Corbyn wiped the floor with Theresa May during today’s Prime Minister’s questions (PMQs) as he grilled her over her hopelessness on Brexit issues. So much so, that the Deputy Speaker accidentally called him ‘Prime Minister’ and even HuffPost’s Paul Waugh couldn’t help but agree: Corbyn won #PMQs by6-0. May was left gasping like a […]