All Liverpool CLP Chairs, Secs, sign letter calling on fire authority to abandon accelerated cuts

Merseyside firefighters are in dispute with the area’s fire authority over its plans for a major downgrade of fire cover on top of cuts already made in the first eight years of Tory government. Earlier this month, residents of sixty square miles of the Wirral peninsula were left with no cover during the night as all […]

Video: yesterday SKWAWKBOX warned ‘govt of nat unity’ would be next coup. Watch this

Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX warned readers that a ‘centrist u-turn’ was about to start – with Labour MPs, shamefully, ready to prop up Theresa May rather than see the Tories fall and make way for a Corbyn-led Labour government. Shortly afterwards, Theresa May went to the House of Commons to pitch her ‘Chequers deal’ to MPs. […]

Important: Keep our St Helier Hospital/NHS70 march this Saturday

The ‘Keep our St Helier Hospital’ (KOSHH) campaign has been fighting hard to prevent the planned closure and/or downgrading of one or both of Sutton’s hospitals. In recent months the hospital trust in the area has had to send home sick children to make space for treating adults and has seen queues for an ambulance of […]

Video: Dowden testimony shows Johnson’s fire cuts worsened Grenfell. Johnson: ‘Get Stuffed’

London Fire Brigade’s ‘Incident Commander’ Michael Dowden has received huge support on social media after receiving a brutal grilling during the Grenfell inquiry yesterday, in what many feared might turn into an attempt to pin the blame for the terrible death-toll on Dowden and the LFB. The #IAmMichaelDowden hashtag, reflecting the truth that anyone faced […]

Three pics that capture what’s wrong with #PeoplesVote/#FBPE/centrism

Comment Saturday saw a march in London by the – largely centrist – ‘FBPE’ (follow-back pro-EU) crowd and the – almost entirely centrist – organisations that have sprung up like mushrooms to ‘fight brexit’. Three images from that moderately-attended event succinctly capture what’s wrong with the FBPE ‘cult’, as many term it. Unpleasant bedfellows Archbishop […]

Guest post: “loyalty of working class people runs deep but betray it at your peril”

In this guest post, South Yorkshire teacher, trade unionist and staunch Labour voter Andy Searson takes EU-fixated Labour back-benchers to task. EU-fixated MPs: losing the loyalty of the working class Having just sat through another interview listening to a member of Parliament calling for a second EU referendum, I’m compelled to write this, if only […]

SKWAWKBOX is a bogeyman at new Tory think-tank launch

Ruth Davidson and Michael Gove at ‘Onward’ launch Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson spoke on Monday evening at the launch of a new Tory think-tank – like we don’t already have more than enough of those getting undue airtime as talking heads on every mainstream politics programme – ‘Onward’. Presumably ‘Backward to the Victorian era’ […]

As we remember #Manchester victims, remember this. #security #cuts

As the nation remembers the victims of the Manchester bombing, with grief for those killed and admiration for those who have overcome terrible injuries, the Establishment is presenting that grief and inspiration without proper recognition of what went before. In the aftermath of the bombing a year ago, as the UK prepared for a general […]

Tory councillor removed after ‘lefty pleb’ and ‘Munsters’ comments

The Tories disgraced themselves in the recent local election campaign, with at least eighteen councillors or candidates suspended because of vile racist, misogynist or homophobic comments – and then the party’s own decision, based on a discredited claim, to reinstate a racist-‘joke‘ councillor in order to seize control of a council. It seems the nasty party […]

Tories try to bully school to take down school-cuts banner. Backfires colossally

Ursuline Catholic Primary School in Sefton, to the north of Liverpool, has been at the centre of controversy of the last few weeks after the school put up a banner showing the huge cuts imposed on schools in the area by the Tories – and the Tories tried to bully them into taking it down […]