Professor’s powerful email rejecting May’s Windrush invitation is a must-read/share

Professor Gus John (image: Gus John Twitter profile) Professor Gus John is an award-winning writer, educator and campaigner, who was born in Grenada in the 1940s and moved to the UK at the age of nineteen. He received an email from Downing Street inviting him to this Friday’s reception for the 70th anniversary of the […]

THREE Enfield ethnic groups’ protest letters over ‘dubious’ deselection of ALL black councillors

  The SKWAWKBOX has covered at length the serious issues and conflicts of interest in the London borough of Enfield, in which unqualified candidates were selected through a process found to have been unequal and deeply defective – and those candidates then helped oust the sitting council leader, replacing him with the same campaign secretary who […]

Guest post: “loyalty of working class people runs deep but betray it at your peril”

In this guest post, South Yorkshire teacher, trade unionist and staunch Labour voter Andy Searson takes EU-fixated Labour back-benchers to task. EU-fixated MPs: losing the loyalty of the working class Having just sat through another interview listening to a member of Parliament calling for a second EU referendum, I’m compelled to write this, if only […]

Video: #Gassama rescue spectacular – but disturbing edge to Establishment narrative

Video of Malian Mamoudou Gassama’s spectacular rescue of a child dangling from an apartment balcony has rightly gone viral – and Mr Gassama has been offered citizenship and a job by French president Macron: Gassama’s act was heroic, selfless and incredibly impressive and he fully deserves the praise and reward he has received. But the […]

SKWAWKBOX is a bogeyman at new Tory think-tank launch

Ruth Davidson and Michael Gove at ‘Onward’ launch Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson spoke on Monday evening at the launch of a new Tory think-tank – like we don’t already have more than enough of those getting undue airtime as talking heads on every mainstream politics programme – ‘Onward’. Presumably ‘Backward to the Victorian era’ […]

‘Slaughter’: at least 43 killed incl 6 children, 2000 injured as Israel fires on Palestinian protesters

As Palestinian protests in Gaza build toward the 70th ‘Nakba Day’ commemoration tomorrow, at least forty-three people have been killed as Israeli armed forces fired upon protesters, with reports of up to two thousand injured. Amnesty International initially reported thirty-eight confirmed dead: Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir named a higher death toll (later confirmed […]

Video: mass brawls at races in successive weekends. No media talk of ‘rich white person problem’

A mass brawl broke out at a horse-racing meeting on Saturday for the second weekend in succession, with fighting at Ascot, one of the most exclusive racing venues, a week after a battle at Goodwood involving fifty people. The footage makes shocking viewing: The media has covered the fighting. But it’s interesting to note the entirely […]

May broke ancient protocols to defeat Windrush transparency. What was she so desperate to hide?

The Tories have already created outrage and a great deal of suspicion by their decision to ‘whip’ Wednesday’s vote against Labour’s call for documents and communications about May’s racist ‘hostile environment’ policies that have inflicted so much damage and distress – including deportation, homelessness, denial of medical treatment – on our ‘Windrush generation’ citizens. Since […]

Tories win vote on document release as the right betrays the Windrush generation

The Windrush arriving in 1948 The Tories have defeated a Labour motion for the release of all documents and communications concerning policies and actions affecting the UK’s Windrush citizens, by 316 votes to 221. Theresa May whipped her party to participate in a vote on a Labour motion – revealing how much she has to hide […]

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 […]