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 […]

Video: new Home Secretary Javid misleads House

New Home Secretary Sajid Javid – supposedly the new broom to put things right at the Home Office after the racist policies of his two predecessors caused misery for thousands of Windrush citizens – started where his immediate predecessor left off. By making a provably-untrue statement to MPs and the nation – less than ten minutes […]

Three times Corbyn supported (genuine) humanitarian troop deployments

This week, the Tories and a few backbench Labour ‘moderate warmongers’ have attempted to portray a false dichotomy in the Commons debates on Syria, claiming that the choice has been between dropping bombs for ‘humanitarian’ reasons or doing nothing at all. This is of course entirely false. The media, backing up the claims of Establishment […]

Woodcock on hand ‘by chance’ to tweet images of Saudi Yemen missile damage

Yesterday the SKWAWKBOX exclusively revealed that controversial ‘centrist’ MP John Woodcock had flown to Saudi Arabia on what local Labour members have described as a ‘secret’ visit, during the Easter recess used by many MPs for activities in their constituency. Woodcock’s office team was unable to provide any information about the reason for the trip […]