Excl: full interview with Lewisham East shortlist candidate Claudia Webbe

Claudia Webbe On Wednesday, the SKWAWKBOX published an exclusive interview with Sakina Sheikh, one of two main left candidates in the contest to replace Heidi Alexander as the candidate and then MP for Lewisham East. Today, Claudia Webbe spoke to this blog at length about her views, politics and motivations in standing for the candidacy. […]

Video: Tory minister: small towns are so important we forgot they’re not having elections

As local election results start to come in, spokespeople from political parties are all over the media to interpret the results. But occasionally, one lets something slip that reveals more than they intended. So it was tonight with Tory front-bencher Liz Truss. Ms Truss was trying to persuade Sky News’ Faisal Islam that the Tories […]

Sky try to credit Cooper – but Abbott, Butler, Lammy real architects of Rudd’s downfall

Amber Rudd and the chief drivers of her downfall The fall of the occupant of one of the ‘great offices of state’ is a major political event – and a huge scalp for the opposition. The Establishment will not willingly let the plaudits for such an occurrence go to anti-Establishment figures. Many ‘MSM’ outlets are […]

SKWAWKBOX response to Streeting’s ‘lie’ claim over Abbott abuse article

Just over a week ago, the SKWAWKBOX published an article revealing allegations of dire behaviour by Ilford North Labour MP toward Diane Abbott, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary. The SKWAWKBOX reported that, according to multiple witnesses, Mr Streeting had screamed in Ms Abbott’s face in a Commons corridor, behaved aggressively and had to be steered away […]

Video: Lammy makes Rudd’s position untenable – pointing out all she claims not to know

Labour back-bencher David Lammy has been widely praised for his part in Labour’s pressure on Theresa May’s ‘human shield‘ over the Windrush scandal, Home Secretary Amber Rudd – and this morning he may have driven a big nail into the coffin of her career. Just by pointing out, with calm gravitas, what she claims she […]

Vid: Butler challenges May’s lie to MPs, country. Bercow confirms May personally responsible

Labour MP Dawn Butler During yesterday’s ‘Prime Minister’s Questions’, Theresa May told MPs and the nation that the decision to destroy landing cards that could have proven the citizenship of thousands of ‘Windrush generation’ people was taken in 2009 under a Labour government and not in 2010 under the Tories. That claim was a lie, […]

Video: Tory minister Johnson suffering ‘technology interfering’ on BBCQT

Seems the ‘technical interference’ affecting Tory minister Jo Johnson’s answer on last night’s BBC Question Time programme was his accidentally-activated Siri: However, that fact may not be much less embarrassing for the minister. See here. The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to […]

Osamor issues statement about misleading interview article

Labour Shadow International Development Secretary Kate Osamor Labour front-bencher Kate Osamor has been presented by certain political sites as making a series of statements contradicting party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Syria and suggesting that he refrain from commenting on foreign affairs. Ms Osamor appears to be mortified by the way the interview has been represented […]

Video: BBC admits Rudd ignoring police cuts, avoiding questions

If the BBC admits something negative about a Tory minister, it’s a signal event – and it seems that Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s attempt to claim that the rise in serious and violent crime has nothing to do with police cuts was a step to far for at least one BBC journalist – Danny Shaw. […]

Hate-comments on official Tory FB page. Spot the outrage? No, nor did we

Much has been made in the media over the long weekend of the appearance of problematic comments in ‘Labour’ Facebook groups. The groups are independently run and have no official connection to the Labour Party and the comments are needles in haystacks, but presumably the target audience of the articles is expected to be ignorant […]