Video: May lies about AggregateIQ undeclared-meeting PMQ – and dodges it again

May’s discomfort at Deirdre Brock’s AIQ question Theresa May’s dire performance at this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) has drawn plenty of comment – if your best weapon is a smear by Chuka Umunna, it’s clear you’re in trouble. But one scene that hasn’t seen much attention is the question asked of May by SNP […]

Leaked email exposes Dem attempts to coordinate antisemitism smear vs left candidate Nixon

As the SKWAWKBOX revealed last night, the US Democratic Party in New York State tore a page straight out of the anti-Corbyn playbook by launching a campaign to smear TV star and left-wing candidate for the party’s nomination for state governor, Cynthia Nixon. The smear triggered a huge backlash among Ms Nixon’s supporters and in […]

MSM fake news again: Rees-Mogg harasser is no Corbyn ally – he hates JC

The ‘MSM’ have launched another ridiculous smear-campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, this time claiming that the ‘Class War‘ member who harassed Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and his children yesterday has close Labour links. As so often, the fake news began with the right-wing Fawkes site, before being swallowed whole by the mainstream media […]

NEC member Willsman’s report on last week’s NEC meeting

NEC member Peter Willsman Last week’s meeting of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) saw drama with the adoption of additional examples from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) ‘working definition’ of antisemitism – but the deferment of a statement specifying additional protections for free speech and the rights of Palestinians. Since then, the Labour right […]

Birkenhead: exclusive insight into the construction of a Mail smear

Today’s Daily Mail carries a lurid headline alleging that ‘hard’ (i.e. about in the centre if this were Scandinavia) left Labour members are ‘forcing’ so-called ‘moderates’ out of Merseyside: It’s a laughably poor piece, full of the usual dog-whistle terms – even ‘Bolshevik’ – and repeating without challenge the kind of smears that the right […]

Excl: death-threat, attempted assault at Ryan no-confidence meeting – by right against left

Celbic Hall, Enfield – the scene of alleged ‘centrist’ death-threats (image: Google Maps) Last night, a broad coalition of Enfield North Labour members passed a dramatic motion of no confidence in local MP Joan Ryan, after a tense and fraught debate and vote. Ms Ryan subsequently posted a disparaging tweet describing members who supported the […]

Excl: full, final version of the Ryan no-confidence motion

Joan Ryan News of the no-confidence motion passed by Enfield North members on Thursday night in Labour MP Joan Ryan continues to reverberate through the party and around social media. Ms Ryan left the meeting before the result was announced, but put out a bitter tweet calling the members who had voted for the motion […]

Yesterday’s total votes per slate and independents tell a story

The Labour left is still celebrating – and Labour right still recriminating – over the clean sweep yesterday for the grassroots-left slate of nine candidates for Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) – and the SKWAWKBOX has covered the ramifications and lessons of the results. But the total votes per slate – and for independents as a […]

Excl: Enfield North members to vote on no-confidence motion in Ryan this week

The start of Joan Ryan’s 2017 ‘disloyal’ election letter Labour MP and Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) chair Joan Ryan has been among the most vocal in accusing the Labour Party and its leader in relation to the ongoing attempts to paint the party as antisemitic. She recently made a series of lurid claims and […]

Breaking: Wirral W members accuse MP, council leader, others of ‘choreographed political attack’

The SKWAWKBOX has featured some of the strange events on Merseyside this week, as the properties of a councillor’s resignation letter – which accused local members of bullying and more – showed its ‘author’ was a senior council employee closely linked to the council leader. The letter was published just a day after a similar […]