MSM misreporting Onasanya case – only one charge, not two

The ‘MSM’ (mainstream media) have been reporting that Peterborough Labour MP Fiona Onasanya faced two counts of perverting the course of justice in relation to disputed driving penalty points. In fact, only one charge was filed, as confirmed by Cambridgeshire police: The first hearing of the case takes place from 2pm today. Shoddy MSM reporting that […]

MP’s, other witnesses: Streeting’s ‘disgusting, disgraceful’ behaviour left Abbott ‘shell-shocked’

Wes Streeting and Diane Abbott In April, the SKWAWKBOX published details of an incident in Parliament in which Ilford North MP Wes Streeting ‘shouted in the face’ of Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, the recipient of almost half of all abuse directed at any female MP. Witnesses described Mr Streeting’s behaviour as so intimidating that […]

Audio: Willsman recording and the mismatch between what was said and what’s claimed

Peter Willsman Below is a subtitled version of the audio file released this evening by the Jewish Chronicle in an article that quotes Labour MP Luciana Berger making outraged comments about veteran NEC (National Executive Committee) member’s illicitly-recorded remarks at a meeting of the NEC that took place earlier this month, before calling for his […]

Video: Trump dismissal of recording of himself as fake news only underlines May’s trouble

Donald Trump’s flexible relationship with reality continued today during a joint press conference with Theresa May. Asked about his ‘change of tune’ about Theresa May’s lack of competence over Brexit and his opinion that her new approach would ‘kill’ any prospect of a US-UK trade deal, he dismissed it as ‘fake news’ – even though […]

BBCQT Tory ‘plant’ claims conversion to ‘Chequers Accord’. Does evidence support claim?

Left-leaning watchers of the BBC’s Question Time programme are well aware of the procession of Tories that are mysteriously called upon to speak, usually early in the programme, to defend government policy or attack Labour – and are later revealed to be Tory councillors or activists,  but not identified as such by the programme. It’s so common […]

BBC’s outright fake news tonight on Douma ‘chlorine attack’

The BBC has been freely critical of Russia Today/RT, Iran’s Press TV and other similar state broadcasters, routinely hosting ‘talking heads’ who dismiss those broadcasters as mere mouthpieces. Tonight, the BBC dropped any pretence that it is any different or better with an astonishingly misleading article about the OPCW‘s (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) […]

Brilliant 94-second video lays out BBC’s pro-right bias for all to see

The BBC, funded, by the public, is governed by a charter that requires it to be impartial in its presentation of political issues. It rarely is and only comes close to it during general election periods – but left-wingers who accuse it of bias are often dismissed as subjective or even ‘conspiracy theorists’, while right-wingers […]

Video: OFOC’s Milligan claims Corbyn-supporter status on #BBCDP. Really?

Tess Milligan today Anti-Brexit OFOC’s (Our Future Our Choice) Tess Milligan appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics today in a debate with Novara’s Aaron Bastani about the company’s – or ‘grassroots movement’, depending on your viewpoint . – demonstration at last Saturday’s LabourLive event. The show’s presenter accepted uncritically OFOC’s claim that its people were thrown […]

Video: ‘ejected just after we chanted’ – so who’s this giving an interview at #LabourLive?

As the SKWAWKBOX covered on Monday, a small group of ‘centrists’ tried to disrupt Jeremy Corbyn’s speech during Saturday’s ‘LabourLive’ event in London – and two of them, including a right-wing candidate in this summer’s NEC elections, told Sky News on Saturday that they were immediately ‘ejected’ from the venue. The NEC candidate, Jasmin Beckett, […]

Video and eyewitnesses challenge Beckett’s Sky claim ‘ejected’ from #LabourLive

Former NEC member and current NEC candidate on the right-wing Labour First/Progress slate Jasmin Beckett appeared on Sky News on Sunday morning with a colleague and claimed they had been ‘turfed out’ of Saturday’s Labour Live. There appear to be serious question marks over this claim. A barrister who witnessed them leaving refuted the allegation […]