Councillor: “Watson made my life a misery. What’s his problem with independent Labour women?”

Sandwell councillor Yvonne Davies and Tom Watson Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has rightly been pilloried this evening after a ludicrous interview in which he claimed that the party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, had “staked her career on dealing with antisemitism” and, She has been in post for three or four months. If I come […]

Tories’ Brexit incompetence again – they can’t even get Brexit Secretary right

The Tories’ Brexit incompetence has become increasingly transparent uselessness next to the focused, well-prepared professionalism of EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and his team the longer the negotiation process has gone on. From attacks on the UK’s own ambassador to the death-stare Boris Johnson received from Theresa May during Prime Minister’s Questions for his ‘meltdown’ […]

A little of what SKWAWKBOX achieved in the last month. Please support if you can

It’s been almost a month since the last SKWAWKBOX update – and a busy one. Here is just a small selection of the information this blog has brought to its readers either exclusively or when the mainstream media was largely ignoring it – and some of the key impacts that information has had: a letter […]

Suspended McKenzie’s vile social media history continues to emerge

As right-wing, male Labour MPs attempt to defend the indefensible – the hideous tweets about the murder and gang-rape of a female Labour front-bencher by now-suspended Lewisham East party chair and Labour campaign secretary Ian McKenzie – and even socialise with him in Parliament, their members have begun to take them to task. But McKenzie’s […]

Excl: MP Jones taken to task by local members for supporting gang-rape tweeter

‘Labour’ MP Graham Jones was among a number of male ‘moderates’ happy to tweet support for Lewisham East Labour chair and right-wing Labour First trainer Ian McKenzie, after McKenzie was suspended for social media comments about the selling into sex-slavery, gang-raping or beheading of Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry. Jones joined in with colleague […]

Right-wing men defending McKenzie’s misogyny show the dark heart of the right

Ian McKenzie, the Lewisham right-winger exposed tweeting vile comments about Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, has been suspended from the Labour Party because of them. Before his misogynist tweets – which talk of Labour front-bencher Emily Thornberry in terms of sale into sex-slavery, gang-rape and beheading – McKenzie was touted by the Labour right as […]

MPs Coyle and Jones seen on Commons Terrace with suspended rape-tweeter McKenzie

Ian McKenzie, Neil Coyle and Graham Jones. Background: Commons Terrace Bar Ian McKenzie, who previously conducted training for hard right faction Labour First, has been at the centre of controversy since the weekend, after images emerged of tweets he posted discussing the sale into slavery, gang-rape and beheading of Labour front-bencher Emily Thornberry:   Those […]

Hodges leaps to defend McKenzie misogyny – and doubles down

Tory commentator Dan Hodges never wastes an opportunity to have a pop at Corbyn’s Labour – and has an uncanny track record for getting it completely wrong. He doesn’t let that discourage him – as can be seen by his readiness to excuse the vilest misogyny this evening. Labour First trainer and Lewisham East CLP […]

Labour First trainer, Lewisham East CLP Chair’s vile sex-slave tweets with Labour complaints team

Ian McKenzie is Chair of Lewisham East CLP (constituency Labour party), secretary of Lewisham LCF (Labour local campaign forum) and a die-hard anti-Corbyn factionalist. In the wake of yesterday’s candidate selection for the Lewisham East by-election, McKenzie has been claiming two-time Corbyn voter Janet Daby as a win for the right, even though the right’s […]

Exclusive: Thornberry on LFI – “not the only avenue” for dialogue with Israel

Emily Thornberry Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary stood in sharp contrast to the Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) group when she issued an unequivocal condemnation on behalf of the party of the Israeli government’s killing of around sixty unarmed protesters in Gaza earlier this week and the wounding, often maiming, of thousands more. LFI’s original statement – later […]