Labour debunks ‘elitist donor’ claim

Right-wing ‘Labour’ sites have claimed that Labour has resurrected Tony Blair’s ‘Thousand Club’ and that this is because the party’s finances are less healthy than they have been since the pro-Corbyn membership surge wiped out Labour’s debts. As usual, it’s complete nonsense. A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX: It’s just a refocusing of our donor […]

Exclusive: Labour dismantles allegations re employment practices

Earlier today, the LabourList site published an ‘exclusive comment piece’ – and a comment piece on the comment piece – claiming that Labour employees are on insecure contracts, sometimes have to use foodbanks or payday lenders and are sometimes asked to work overtime at short notice. In the follow-up comment piece, LabourList editor Sienna Rodgers […]

Student who revealed Umunna internship: “He wants us to take out a loan to work for him”

Chuka Umunna Kane Emerson is the Leeds University student who revealed centrist Labour MP Chuka Umunna’s ad for an unpaid internship – at his London office. Umunna issued an explanation – emphases added by the SKWAWKBOX – of his reasons for advertising the unpaid position: The Leeds University placement is a structured part of politics sandwich-course […]