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 […]

Excl, extraordinary – LFI ‘throws supporter MP under bus’ in ‘damage-limitation’

Tulip Siddiq (source: parliament.uk) As the SKWAWKBOX reported earlier, a news site revealed that Labour MP Tulip Siddiq told a constituent by email that she had not ‘signed up’ as a Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) supporter and was going to query with the organisation the fact that she was listed in its parliamentary supporters’ […]

Petition launched: Labour MPs to debate LFI censure after massacre apologism

Following widespread outrage about the Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) response to the massacre of almost sixty unarmed protesters and the wounding of thousands more, Labour members have launched a petition calling on the party’s MPs to debate censure of the group, which is not an official Labour Party affiliate: LFI’s initial response to the […]

Labour apologists for Gaza massacre in retreat after widespread revulsion

Labour figures who defended Israel’s actions appear to be in full retreat after widespread condemnation of their statements in response to the massacre of around sixty unarmed Palestinians during yesterday’s demonstrations and the serious wounding of as many as two thousand more. Labour Friends of Israel’s (LFI) statement read: LFI deleted that tweet – without […]

Breaking: all Brighton CLPs – and others – table motion to censure LFI for Gaza response

Harrowing scenes in Gaza yesterday Members of all three constituency Labour parties (CLPs) in Brighton – Hove & Portslade, Brighton Pavilion and Kemptown & Peacehaven – will table a motion to censure Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) for its stance on the “unacceptable and inhuman” massacre in Gaza yesterday of around sixty civilians and the wounding of thousands […]

Video: “attempts to cross fence not grounds for use of live ammunition” – UN statement

UN spokesman Rupert Colville The United Nations organisation has made a statement on the slaughter of around sixty unarmed demonstrators, with thousands of others badly injured according to Doctors Without Borders, in Gaza yesterday by Israeli forces. In a voice that seemed almost breaking with emotion, UN spokesman Rupert Colville emphasised that no conditions under […]

Calls for Labour and MPs to sever ties with LFI after Gaza tweet causes outrage

Yesterday in Gaza, over fifty civilians were killed and two thousand injured when Israeli armed forces fired on crowds protesting in commemoration of Nakba Day and against the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. Labour Friends of Israel, an organisation not formally affiliated to the Labour Party, tweeted a statement about the massacre […]

Govt will NOT ban flammable cladding after Grenfell

In a move that ought to be astonishing, even unbelievable – but is anything but – the government will not ban the use of flammable cladding or untested cladding systems as a result of the terrible loss of life caused, and the suffering inflicted on the survivors by, the Grenfell Tower blaze. The ‘Hackitt Review’, […]

Labour’s and Labour Friends of Israel’s contrasting statements on Gaza slaughter

As the SKWAWKBOX covered earlier, dozens of Palestinians were killed and thousands wounded as Israeli forces opened fire on crowds protesting and commemorating the 70th ‘Nakba Day’. The confirmed death toll has now reached fifty-five, with 2,700 wounded. Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry issued a strongly-worded condemnation on behalf of the Labour Party: We […]

Southport Tories outrage voters by quoting the S*n. #GOTV #LE2018

Earlier today, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the failed attempt by Tories in Sefton, on the north of Merseyside, to bully a local school into taking down a banner exposing huge Tory cuts to the funding of local schools – and the way it backfired massively. This week, Tories in the neighbouring town of Southport have outraged […]