Woodcock’s self-defence exposes the hypocrisy of the Labour right

‘Semi-detached’ Labour MP John Woodcock has been suspended pending the investigation of ‘sex-pest’ allegations against him. Mr Woodcock is entitled to the presumption of innocence – and has claimed as much in a statement about his suspension. But there’s the rub. Mr Woodcock’s allies in the Labour Party have maintained the kind of non-judgmental silence […]

Exclusive: full PLP briefing document on BoD/JLC meeting

A briefing document has gone out from the Labour leadership to all of the party’s MPs, outlining the discussion points, agreed actions and follow-ups of Jeremy Corbyn’s meeting with the Board of Deputies (BoD), Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and Community Security Trust (CST). The SKWAWKBOX has obtained a copy of this briefing – and it […]

Formby’s first-day email to all Labour members

New Labour Party General Secretary Jennie Formby Labour’s new General Secretary Jennie Formby had her first day in the new job today. Given events of the last week, it can hardly have been the easiest introduction. She marked the day with the following email to every Labour member: I am honoured — and thrilled — […]