Fundraiser: SKWAWKBOX invited to cover UN poverty findings launch

Philip Alston, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on poverty and human rights, is in the UK to investigate the government for its treatment of disabled people and other vulnerable benefits claimants. The SKWAWKBOX has been invited by Mr Alston’s team to cover his presentation on his preliminary findings this Friday in London and will be attending, […]

May blocked security service investigation into Arron Banks’ funding sources

As has been known in certain circles for well over a year,  during the EU referendum campaign in 2016 the UK’s security services had serious concerns about the sources of then-UKIP donor Arron Banks’ funding for the referendum campaign – and as Home Secretary Theresa May intervened to block their investigation. Banks has now been […]

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 […]

Breaking: Arron Banks referred to National Crime Agency over referendum donations

Brexiteer and former UKIP funder Arron Banks has been referred by the Electoral Commission to the National Crime Agency for investigation over millions of pounds of donations and loans allegedly from ‘impermissible’ non-UK companies. Rumours have long abounded about the source of Banks’ donations, which he has maintained he funded himself. Companies in the Isle […]

Excl: Hammond ‘misspoke’ with 650,000 new homes #Budget2018 promise (video)

Philip ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ Hammond Chancellor Philip Hammond made a point of ‘hamming it up’ for the Tory gallery during his budget speech this afternoon, pausing frequently to allow clearly pre-planned cheers and cries of ‘more’ from the Tory back benches. Perhaps these unaccustomed attempts to portray a personality put him off – because his maths […]

Please support the SKWAWKBOX – latest impact report

The SKWAWKBOX continues to inform Labour members and supporters of the real events and landscape within the party – and to discomfit those who attack and undermine it, bringing information to light either exclusively or against the current of the mainstream media narrative. Below is just some of the news and information broken since the […]

Major counter-demo against fascist march in Liverpool next weekend

Merseyside Together Against Racism and Fascism is calling on all opponents of the far right to gather for a counter-demonstration against neonazis planning to march in Liverpool. The demonstration, coordinated by Labour left and antifascist stalwart Alan Gibbons, who spoke on the subject at a The World Transformed event alongside Labour’s conference in Liverpool last month, […]

Dugdale responds to Formby letter – but not to the point

Kezia Dugdale Earlier today, the SKWAWKBOX exclusively published a letter sent by Labour general secretary Jennie Formby to MSPs (members of Scottish Parliament) in response to their complaint about Labour’s decision not to further fund Kezia Dugdale’s defence against a libel action brought by the owner of the Wings over Scotland website. The letter described […]

Excl: Formby’s letter to MSPs clarifies Dugdale case and commitment

A letter written by Labour general secretary Jennie Formby to the Chair of the Scottish Parliamentary Party and circulated to all MSPs and members of Labour’s Scottish Executive Committee and obtained by the SKWAWKBOX from a recipient lays out clearly the extent of Labour’s commitment to former Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale and the party’s actions […]

Excl: the facts about Dugdale funding do not match MSM narrative or MSPs’ gripe

Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has featured prominently in the media complaining about Labour’s alleged “fail[ure] to keep its promise” to fund her legal defence against a defamation brought by a blogger after she accused him of publishing a homophobic tweet. Ms Dudgale has claimed that the party […]