As SKWAWKBOX predicted, DUP set to bring down May for own ‘backstop’ purposes

Last week the SKWAWKBOX predicted that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), whose unwholesome ‘confidence and supply arrangement’ deal has been shoring up the Tory government since last year, was planning to sabotage any hope clung to by Theresa May of a deal based on a ‘backstop‘ plan for the issue of the Northern Irish border […]

Umunna’s “people’s vote” enthusiasm adds new dimension to term ‘flip-flop’

Opinion Chuka Umunna on friendly terms with Tory MP Anna Soubry during Saturday’s PV march Centrist MP Chuka Umunna has been praised by the “People’s Vote” campaign for his ‘power’ and ‘brilliance’ in his statements about a second vote on leaving the European Unions and has acted as a regular mouthpiece to drum up support […]

Company behind People’s Vote used controversial Blue Telecoms in referendum campaign

Open Britain, the company behind the People’s Vote campaign, was originally The In Campaign/Stronger In Blue Telecoms was the company exposed in a Channel 4 undercover operation that led to a warning to the Tories from the Information Commissioner and a lengthy police investigation TIC/Stronger In also contracted Blue Telecoms for apparently identical services, according to Blue […]

Astonishingly crass #PeoplesVote (trigger warning) exposes the campaign’s Blairite core

Comment The ‘People’s Vote’ anti-Brexit campaign let slip something of its Blairite nature in one of the advertising posters it is using in preparation for its march today. The campaign has seen the likes of the dire Chris Leslie and the awful Anna Soubry getting very chummy and is backed, among others, Chuka Umunna, who […]

DUP moves goalposts to scupper Brexit deal – and the Good Friday Agreement

Comment The latest announcement by the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) suggests that the Northern Irish party and its ten MPs are looking for any excuse to defeat Theresa May’s attempts to find a Brexit deal. EuroNews NBC’s political editor responded to comments by DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds by pointing out that the DUP is […]

SNP finally denies ‘IndyRef2 for abstention’ deal – almost – and blames Galloway

SNP – pointing a finger at Galloway Earlier today, the SKWAWKBOX reported on the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) 24-hour-plus failure to deny reports that Theresa May offered SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon a deal when the two met on Monday: abstentions by SNP MPs in the vote on the UK’s final Brexit deal with the EU, […]

EU: Corbyn’s Brexit plan was right all along

Comment In February this year, Jeremy Corbyn gave a major speech on Labour’s Brexit stance in which he announced that Labour, in government, would look to agree ‘a customs union’ with the EU. Corbyn was derided by both centrists and right-wingers, who fell over themselves to rubbish the idea. The BBC even arranged a company […]

Juncker ‘denies’ mocking Maybot dance (video). Kind of

EU President Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to mock Theresa May’s embarrassing attempt at dancing last week at the Conservative party conference when he performed a similar ‘dance’ at the podium as he prepared to give a speech to the ‘Committee of the Regions’: Mr Juncker’s spokesman declined to provide a direct response to a media enquiry, […]

Tories respond to own Brexit failure with worker and environment bonfire plan

Almost unmentioned in the media – apart from a tweet by the Manchester Evening News’ Jennifer Williams pointing to “the second half of a downpage story in the times [sic], but find it odd it hasn’t been picked up more” – has been a plan just floated by Home Secretary Sajid Javid in response to […]

Tory MEPs’ vote to DEFEND Hungary’s ‘sovereign’ right to be racist should worry us all

The European Parliament logo European Parliament members (MEPs) have voted in favour of a motion of censure against Hungary and its premier Viktor Orbán for the country’s behaviour toward asylum seekers and minority groups – including Jewish and Roma people. The motion passed by 448 votes to 197 with 48 abstentions. To be adopted, the […]