Video: Bercow’s ‘apology’ is a master-class in subtle parliamentary shade

Yesterday, Commons Speaker John Bercow made an ‘apology’ in the House for calling – with justification – Andrea Leadsom’s decision to use a ministerial statement to erode time for Labour’s Grenfell Tower debate ‘stupid’ – or, as he put it, making a ‘muttered aside‘. It was an object lesson in making an ‘apology’ that nobody could […]

Southport Tories outrage voters by quoting the S*n. #GOTV #LE2018

Earlier today, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the failed attempt by Tories in Sefton, on the north of Merseyside, to bully a local school into taking down a banner exposing huge Tory cuts to the funding of local schools – and the way it backfired massively. This week, Tories in the neighbouring town of Southport have outraged […]

‘Staffer’ complaint v Williamson betrays huge ignorance of Labour rules – and an agenda

The Huffington Post’s Paul Waugh has tweeted a copy of a complaint sent by – as Waugh describes it – a ‘former Labour staffer’ to Labour’s new General Secretary Jennie Formby: The complaint is very revealing – but not in the way its sender presumably intended. Here it is in full: The ignorance The first […]