TV-star-turned-candidate Nixon smeared by own party as US Dems copy anti-Corbyn playbook

Smeared and smeared alike: Nixon and Corbyn Picture the scene: a popular left-wing leadership candidate threatens the status quo of an Establishment, notionally-left political party, putting at risk the painstakingly-constructed business-as-usual cosiness that it clings to. In spite of huge threats from burgeoning right-wing extremism, the Establishment party turns on one of its own candidates, […]

Labour right goes bananas at NEC result – and provides a lesson for the left

Opinion Monday’s outstanding result for the grassroots-left ‘slate’ of candidates – a clean sweep of all nine positions – in the elections for Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) was a huge boost for the morale and plans of Labour’s huge pro-Corbyn majority and the Labour leadership. Conversely, it was a massive blow to the Labour […]

Field chickens out – will not call by-election

It seems that Birkenhead ex-Labour MP Frank Field’s commitment to the ‘sovereignty’ of constituents only goes so far. Surprising almost nobody, news has emerged that, following his resignation of the Labour whip last week, he will not call a by-election to offer local voters the chance to decide whether they want him as an independent MP […]

Two ‘zionists’ criticised by Corbyn called ‘rude yobs’ – by RIGHT-wing, pro-Israel Streeting

Wes Streeting MP The assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by the Establishment, its media and right-wing Labour MPs continues, with a torrent of attacks on his comments about a small group of ‘zionists’ with a habit of disrupting pro-Palestinian events. Corbyn’s critics have pushed a line that ‘zionists’ was code for ‘all Jews’, even […]

Video: Finkelstein’s damning response to Hodge – full version

Finkelstein: damning Norman Finkelstein was one of many Jewish people to react in outrage to Labour MP Margaret Hodge’s comparison of receiving a disciplinary letter from the Labour Party to the fear felt by Jewish families fleeing the nazis in the 1930s. The SKWAWKBOX yesterday covered his and other comments, but the ‘EL4C’ tweet in […]

Mail’s disgrace: front-page Gaza Corbyn attack is fiction

The Daily Mail’s front page for tomorrow is a fiction, as the rag stoops to such depths in its desperation to attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that it features an almost full-page misrepresentation of the deaths of forty-seven people in order to smear him: The Mail’s headline claims the picture is of Corbyn laying a […]

Formal complaint lodged against Austin over Lavery verbal assault

As Kevin Maguire has reported in the New Statesman, right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin launched into a verbal tirade against fellow MP – and party Chair Ian Lavery – in the division lobby of the House of Commons just before the parliamentary recess. So loud and aggressive was the prolonged outburst that MPs heard it before […]

Explosive video: Leadsom – May knew Griffiths accused of groping when she appointed him

The SKWAWKBOX reported earlier that Theresa May was accused of ‘betraying women’ when she broke a vow to MPs on maternity leave that she would ‘pair’ them with one of her supporters so that the absent MPs’ inability to appear and vote would not affect the result of votes during their absence. Paired Tory MPs did […]

Video: McVey ‘misleads’ Parliament – during her ‘apology’ for misleading it

Esther McVey – not looking as sheepish as she should.. DWP Secretary Esther McVey is infamous for her extraordinary arrogance and insensitivity – for example, outraging Scottish MSPs by brushing off a benefit sanction applied to a claimant who missed an apppointment because of a heart attack and telling MPs that forcing rape victims to fill […]

LFI members

Edit: This article originally said that six MPs had been removed from the list of Labour Friends of Israel’s parliamentary supporters. LFI has stated that the list missing six names was an old list, although it was live on their site until 24 May 2018. It has now been deleted and attempts to navigate to […]