Pause and consider: the Labour right has been ominously quiet the last ten days or so…

While some sections of the pro-Corbyn Labour Party have been getting worked up about whether one in three branches is an insurmountable democratic obstacle for people who think they can achieve fifty percent in a vote to remove an incumbent MP, or whether a reduced nominations threshold among MPs is a good trade for an […]

Video: outraged McDonnell’s blistering take-down of Umunna over ‘dogs’ snidery

John McDonnell’s anger and disgust were unmistakable Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is usually a model of restraint during TV interviews, even when asked about the nonsense frequently perpetrated by the Labour right toward party leader Jeremy Corbyn or his supporters. But arch-‘centrist’ Chuka Umunna’s attack on members, during which he called on Corbyn to ‘call […]

Mann accused of ‘threat to throw election’ if censure motion not withdrawn – and slips up

John Mann Labour MP John Mann has been accused of threatening to ‘throw an election’ if a motion of censure by a Labour branch in his constituency was not withdrawn. In a series of emails between Mann and the SKWAWKBOX, Mann denied the accusation – but also seemed to inadvertently confirm that he had made […]

Labour Code+ and IHRA examples – more detail of proposals

As the SKWAWKBOX published last week, the voting arithmetic on Labour’s National Executive (NEC) means that the full list of IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) examples will be incorporated into the party’s Code of Conduct when the issue is debated by the NEC either in September or October. The existing version of the Code references […]

Willsman receiving death threats after misrepresented NEC comments

Labour National Executive Committee (NEC) member Peter Willsman was at the centre of controversy after a recording of his comments during an NEC meeting was leaked to the media. The comments were presented as antisemitic, but a proper examination of what was actually said, rather than the framing by media and ‘centrist’ MPs, showed that […]

People’s Vote: a vehicle for raising Progress profiles?

The largely-Blairite Open Britain organisation, whose directors include Peter Mandelson and his godson –  was behind Saturday’s “People’s Vote” march last Saturday. It was marked by marchers – who marched alongside Tories and others who have done terrible damage to this country – criticising opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn rather than Theresa May and her government’s dire […]

Outrage grows as ‘Spellar’s club’ sends ‘unauthorised’ delegates to SECOND CLP

On Saturday, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Brandhall Labour Club – home to the constituency office of right-wing Labour MP John Spellar and to right-wing faction Labour First‘s gatherings – does not appear to have been approved by the NEC as an organisation able to affiliate to local constituency Labour parties (CLPs), but has been sending delegates […]

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 […]

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 […]

Barnet Tory campaign accused Labour councillor of Hitler slur. No mention by MSM

Results in Barnet have been the most persistent focus in the mainstream media (MSM) of all of last week’s local elections across England, with both local councillors and MSM commentators suggesting the result – in which some Labour councillors lost their seats – was because of supposed mishandling of antisemitism complaints by Labour leader Jeremy […]