Camden Momentum’s rebuke to national re smear response: “with every scalp taken, a new target will soon loom into view”

A Camden Momentum banner At the beginning of this month, the SKWAWKBOX strongly criticised the decision of the officer group of Momentum’s NCG (National Coordinating Group) to withdraw support from National Executive Committee (NEC) candidate Peter Willsman over misrepresented comments Willsman had made during an NEC meeting, calling the decision ‘idiotic and reckless’. Local Momentum […]

Women in burqas? No, ban men in suits…

Bannon-acolyte Boris Johnson is the problem Boris Johnson has outraged right-minded people with his attack on Muslim women comparing them to letterboxes and bank robbers if they wear traditional garments. In spite of the obvious racism involved, prominent Tories have defended the former Foreign Secretary and demanded that his critics ‘move on’, in spite of […]

Cruelty to rape victims and their children – Tories force almost 200 women claimants to ‘prove’ rape

Shocking figures released by HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) today have revealed that 190 women were forced to fill in forms under the Tory government’s ‘rape clause’ legislation to ‘prove’ they became pregnant through rape. Government rules now only pay child benefit for a woman’s first two children – unless she can prove that a […]

Reynolds on his reasons for Israel visit

Jonathan Reynolds MP Front-bencher Andrew Gwynne has responded to criticism of his participation in a Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) delegation to Israel a few weeks after Israeli soldiers massacred over sixty protesters and seriously injured thousands more by posting a defence to his Facebook page. LFI responded to the killings with a despicable, victim-blaming […]

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 – […]

Video: Gav Williamson’s priceless faces as Madeley terminates interview for non-response

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was out of luck this morning. Under normal circumstances, Tory ministers expect a free ride when they appear on mainstream broadcasts – afforded an unchallenged opportunity to reel off soundbites and give answers to a different question whenever one is posed that they find uncomfortable. Not so today on ITV’s Good Morning […]

Right-wing men defending McKenzie’s misogyny show the dark heart of the right

Ian McKenzie, the Lewisham right-winger exposed tweeting vile comments about Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, has been suspended from the Labour Party because of them. Before his misogynist tweets – which talk of Labour front-bencher Emily Thornberry in terms of sale into sex-slavery, gang-rape and beheading – McKenzie was touted by the Labour right as […]

Woodcock’s self-defence exposes the hypocrisy of the Labour right

‘Semi-detached’ Labour MP John Woodcock has been suspended pending the investigation of ‘sex-pest’ allegations against him. Mr Woodcock is entitled to the presumption of innocence – and has claimed as much in a statement about his suspension. But there’s the rub. Mr Woodcock’s allies in the Labour Party have maintained the kind of non-judgmental silence […]