Coordinated efforts to undermine #CammellLaird strikers pt1: Twitter accounts spring up to troll

Union members at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead are united in a rolling strike action to defend their jobs after the company announced plans to make around forty percent of the workforce redundant just after winning a huge £619 million contract. Unions say that the redundancies are part of a move by the shipyard […]

Labour appoints new London regional director

After a substantial period of acting regional directors drafted in from the north-west, the Labour Party has appointed longstanding Labour activist Hazel Flynn as its new regional director for London. Ms Flynn is an eminently-qualified organiser, as the role requires, who signed a July 2016 statement of support for Jeremy Corbyn published by Lesbians and […]

McVey denied ‘undeclared’ company post – but official correspondence goes to her office address

  Esther McVey Last week Evolve Politics revealed a company officer position held by DWP Secretary Esther McVey – which was not included in her declarations of interest: Esther McVey has serious questions to answer. — Evolve Politics (@evolvepolitics) November 3, 2018 The Loyal Scots Company registered Ms McVey as its company secretary – an important role […]

W Mids Labour staffer who ‘rigged’ candidate interview still in place for selections

Evidence obtained by the SKWAWKBOX showing the ‘rigging’ of a council candidate’s interview illustrates the extent to which Labour’s previous administration in the West Midlands was in thrall to some of the region’s most right-wing MPs. Late last year, a councillor in the region was interviewed for the ‘panel’ – the list of approved applicants […]

Excl: ‘author’ of councillor’s ‘parasite’ resignation letter is PR ally of Labour council leader

There has been an interesting sequence of events on Merseyside this week – or to be more precise, on the Wirral peninsula. Sheila Murphy On Monday, the ‘Labour Uncut‘ website featured an interview with supposed ‘northern [Labour] legend’, former north-west regional director Sheila Murphy, who launched a blistering attack on the Labour Party’s newer members […]

FBU conference unanimously endorses mandatory reselection

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) unanimously passed a resolution calling for mandatory reselection (MR) – whereby all Labour MPs will need to have their selection reconfirmed before each general election instead receiving an effective ‘free pass’ via the current complicated and easily stacked ‘trigger ballot’ system – at its June annual conference in Brighton this […]

Breaking: Labour appoints Fadel Takrouri as new W Mids regional director

Fadel Takrouri Labour has appointed highly-regarded, UK-based Palestinian Fadel Takrouri, chair of the British Arab Federation and well known to excellent Labour MPs such as Grahame Morris, as the new regional director for the West Midlands. Coventry-based Takrouri, who still has family in Palestine, is considered a solid and extremely capable left-winger. In breaking news, […]

The troubling history of man behind #LabourLive protest group

The SKWAWKBOX has covered at some length the televised claims of a small group of protesters to have been ‘ejected’ from Saturday’s successful LabourLive event in London – and the video evidence and eyewitness testimony that challenges it. The protest was organised by two anti-Brexit organisations – in fact, limited companies – one of which was Our […]

W Mids Regional Director post advertised

An ad has just gone up on the Labour Party website for a new Regional Director for the West Midlands – the position had been vacant for some time after the incumbent went on long-term absence. The region has been in the grip of controversy in recent months after allegations of anti-democratic practice and sexual […]