Excl: residents claim water connection “failed” during today’s fire at Grenfell neighbour tower

Today, as the public inquiry continued into the Grenfell Tower disaster that claimed so many lives just over a year ago, a fire broke out on the 16th floor of the neighbouring Whitstable House residential block, just a hundred metres or so from Grenfell. The fire was covered by much of the national media – […]

Grenfell firefighter Dowden targeted by convicted ‘7/7 cyber-stalker’

Michael Dowden and convicted cyberstalker Felicity Lowde London Fire Brigade (LFB) incident commander Michael Dowden has received huge support – and an #IAmMichaelDowden hashtag – after many feared he was being set up as a scapegoat for the huge loss of life in the Grenfell Tower blaze. Dowden testimony subsequently exposed the role of Boris […]

Eyewitness on Corbyn’s Grenfell hug: “the boy ran up, Jeremy responded immediately”

The SKWAWKBOX earlier featured a deeply-moving, candid moment as Jeremy Corbyn was captured hugging a young Grenfell marcher – and the immediate attempt of Tory bots and (probably paid) trolls to dismiss the powerful, dangerous image as staged. But Labour MP Karen Lee described the moment in a reply to a Facebook post of the […]

Some idiots think Corbyn’s #Grenfell hug staged. Their problem is, here’s May..

Jeremy Corbyn was caught unawares today during a moment of eloquent solidarity with a young man during Thursday’s Grenfell Tower commemoration. It was deeply humane, absolutely un-self-conscious and spoke volumes about the Labour leader and why the UK needs him as our next Prime Minister: So of course, the bots and paid trolls were sent […]

Corbyn greets Grenfell firefighters – and condemns council for failing survivors

Jeremy Corbyn took part in today’s Grenfell commemoration, including the subsequent silent march – during which he greeted firefighters who fought the blaze a year ago, together with the area’s MP, Emma Dent Coad: Many in the march embraced the firefighters, who were obviously deeply moved. Recent moves by the Establishment to shift blame onto […]

In memory of Grenfell

To mark the first anniversary of the terrible loss of the Grenfell Tower fire and in solidarity with the survivors and those whose lives were affected – residents, families, neighbours, emergency services – the SKWAWKBOX’s side-header image has been changed for today to an image of the shrouded tower. To those I’ve met there or […]

Gwynne defends Israeli visit

Shadow Communities Secretary Andrew Gwynne Front-bencher Andrew Gwynne is one of several Labour MPs whose visit to Israel as part of a Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) delegation this week has attracted outrage in the wake of the slaughter of over sixty Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza – and the serious wounding of thousands more – […]

MP Harris leaves LFI supporter list – believed to have been added without consent

MP and Welsh Labour deputy leader Carolyn Harris Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX published the names of six Labour MPs that had disappeared from the list of Labour Friends of Israel’s (LFI) parliamentary supporters, after parliamentary sources told this blog that MPs had been removed after saying they were listed without consent. The list missing the six […]

LFI members

Edit: This article originally said that six MPs had been removed from the list of Labour Friends of Israel’s parliamentary supporters. LFI has stated that the list missing six names was an old list, although it was live on their site until 24 May 2018. It has now been deleted and attempts to navigate to […]

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 […]