Umunna’s “people’s vote” enthusiasm adds new dimension to term ‘flip-flop’

Opinion Chuka Umunna on friendly terms with Tory MP Anna Soubry during Saturday’s PV march Centrist MP Chuka Umunna has been praised by the “People’s Vote” campaign for his ‘power’ and ‘brilliance’ in his statements about a second vote on leaving the European Unions and has acted as a regular mouthpiece to drum up support […]

Critic responds to Williamson’s act of kindness

Yesterday the SKWAWKBOX showed how well-known left-wing MP Chris Williamson went considerably out of his way to help a centrist closely aligned with Williamson’s most strident critics. Williamson made a detour of around fifty miles from a trip to Manchester to give a lift to Luke ‘Lukey’ Stanger, who was stranded at Nottingham rail station […]

CLPD: new statement re NCC slates

CLPD (Campaign for Labour Party Democracy) has published a new statement on the separate slates that it and Momentum are promoting in the current election of six additional members of the NCC (National Constitutional Committee), Labour’s senior disciplinary body. CLPD alongside all the other organisations that have been taking part in the CLGA discussions, aside […]

Councillor: “Watson made my life a misery. What’s his problem with independent Labour women?”

Sandwell councillor Yvonne Davies and Tom Watson Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has rightly been pilloried this evening after a ludicrous interview in which he claimed that the party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, had “staked her career on dealing with antisemitism” and, She has been in post for three or four months. If I come […]

Watson keeping interesting company last night

Spotted together in the parliamentary ‘Strangers’ Bar’ last night: deputy Labour leader Tom Watson, who recently threatened the leadership that he would ‘step up’ his criticisms in the mainstream media if he didn’t get a better speaking slot at conference ‘Desperate’ Dan Hodges, the right-wing commentator known for two things – an obsessive hatred of […]

Rewriting history: Sky News just ‘forgot’ the 2016 ‘coup’, claims NO leadership challenge

According to Sky News, this didn’t happen. Sky News just performed a remarkable piece of retroactive historical surgery in an article about Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed refusal – in reality, Labour rules do not give him the power – to ‘protect’ Labour MPs facing deselection by their local members. The article – which features, of course, […]

Video: LBC’s Labour-critic Maajid Nawaz in ‘look like a Jew’ stereotype during show

LBC’s Maajid Nawaz has been one of the most vocal right-wingers in his attempts to paint the Labour Party as antisemitic – often making no attempt to disguise his contempt for the left in the process: But while such accusations against Labour leader and lifelong anti-racism activist Jeremy Corbyn are patent nonsense, Mr Nawaz himself […]

Two ‘zionists’ criticised by Corbyn called ‘rude yobs’ – by RIGHT-wing, pro-Israel Streeting

Wes Streeting MP The assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by the Establishment, its media and right-wing Labour MPs continues, with a torrent of attacks on his comments about a small group of ‘zionists’ with a habit of disrupting pro-Palestinian events. Corbyn’s critics have pushed a line that ‘zionists’ was code for ‘all Jews’, even […]

Netanyahu attacked over comments that caused outrage in Israel

On Monday evening, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu attacked Jeremy Corbyn for laying a wreath at graves in a Tunisian ceremony. The graves were not of ‘Munich terrorists’, but of Palestinian officials who were killed elsewhere. Netanyahu’s tweet provoked a blistering put-down by Corbyn, who pointed to the Israeli PM’s record of unarmed Palestinians killed and […]

Camden Momentum’s rebuke to national re smear response: “with every scalp taken, a new target will soon loom into view”

A Camden Momentum banner At the beginning of this month, the SKWAWKBOX strongly criticised the decision of the officer group of Momentum’s NCG (National Coordinating Group) to withdraw support from National Executive Committee (NEC) candidate Peter Willsman over misrepresented comments Willsman had made during an NEC meeting, calling the decision ‘idiotic and reckless’. Local Momentum […]