BMA: calls for ‘shambolic’ Capita to lose contract after up to 48,500 missed cancer screening info

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) General Practice division has tweeted its extreme concern about an ‘appalling’ error by private contractor Capita that led to as many as 48,500 women not receiving cervical cancer screening invitations or, in some cases, results – putting women’s lives at risk: Dr Richard Vautry, chair of the BMA’s GP committee, […]

Video: Newsnight ‘fails’ yet again with astonishing display of undisguised bias

BBC ‘balance’ – two Tories and a centrist. But worse was to come. Last night, Newsnight misrepresented Jeremy Corbyn three times and failed to correct its claims even though contacted by the Labour Party during the programme. But that was far from its only ‘failure’. In an astonishing display of bias, Tory MP Dominic Grieve […]

Video: Newsnight misrepresents Corbyn several times, fails to correct after Labour complaint

The BBC’s Newsnight programme misrepresented Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a number of times in a few minutes on Tuesday night, as it attempted to cast Labour as being as split over Brexit as the Tories and to deflect attention from Theresa May’s incompetent negotiations onto Corbyn’s supposed Brexit position. During an interview with Labour’s excellent […]

Video: Falklands veteran’s #NeverAgain hunger strike driven by horrific increase in ex-forces suicides

Ex-paratrooper Gus Hales Falklands veteran Gus Hales began a hunger strike on Monday to draw attention to the shocking increase in suicides among former forces personnel. In a Facebook video to explain his protest, Hales relates that since the Falklands war over thirty-six years ago, there have been over three hundred victims of suicide among […]

Coyne v Unite judgment: a litany of humiliation for ‘improper’ right-winger

Gerard Coyne, former leadership challenger whose legal case against Unite has been thrown out As the SKWAWKBOX broke on Friday, Gerard Coyne’s legal challenge to the result of last year’s Unite general secretary election failed utterly – as the SKWAWKBOX predicted nine months ago – when the Certification Officer, retired judge Jeffrey Burke, struck down all […]

JVL member’s excoriating letter to Guardian editor re antisemitism ‘subversion’

The beginning of Dr Felicity Laurence’s letter to the Guardian’s editor Jewish Voice for Labour member Felicity Laurence has written to Guardian editor Katharine Viner about her paper’s dire reporting on the issue of antisemitism in the Labour Party. A link to the letter was sent to the SKWAWKBOX by her friend, Rosie Brocklehurst, who […]

Academic study: SKWAWKBOX, other left media streets ahead of MSM on journalistic standards

The cover image of the media report Last week, the SKWAWKBOX published details of a landmark academic study of mainstream media (MSM) journalism around the supposed issue of ‘Labour antisemitism’. The report identified ninety-five serious, “systematic” failings in the methods and reporting of an array of titles and broadcasters, with the BBC News channel and the […]

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 […]

Exposed: Bitterite plans to sabotage conference

With the start of Labour’s annual conference in Liverpool just over a week away, most Labour members and delegates are excited and expectant about the anticipated Democracy Review recommendations and ‘open selection’ moves that will put the party firmly into the hands of its members. But at the same time – and for the same […]

Fans reel as Theresa May likes NCIS. ‘No charisma inept socially’ – what’s your version?

Theresa May has caused horror among fans of the show – by telling an audience in Newcastle that she likes watching navy-sleuth show NCIS to relax. From the lady who brought you fields of wheat…………………. NCIS. This explains so much. Who needs police officers when you have amateur crime sleuths. — Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) July […]