Labour could call confidence vote as DUP abstain – on Budget votes

Peeling apart – DUP’s Arlene Foster and Theresa May The DUP has said it is abstaining on every finance bill vote tonight in order to fire a warning shot across the Tories’ bows that they are close to abandoning the ‘confidence and supply’ arrangement that is propping up Theresa May’s minority government. In other words, […]

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: Austin’s ‘full frontal assault’ on Rosen’s testimony on antisemitism

Ian Austin: ‘full frontal assault’ on Jewish author Michael Rosen West Midlands Labour MP Ian Austin is the subject of at least two formal complaints by fellow Labour MPs Ian Lavery and Chris Williamson relating to at least three instances of alleged abusive conduct described as at extremely close quarters and extremely aggressive. The outburst toward […]

Video: ‘gangster’ Ian Austin’s surgery picketed by pro-Palestine protesters

Dudley North MP Ian Austin Right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin is one of the most abrasive of the so-called ‘moderates’ – and one of the most intransigent supporters of Israel regardless of its actions. When the Israeli army massacred around sixty unarmed Palestinians and maimed thousands of others, including journalists, during the recent ‘Nakba’ protests, […]

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 […]