Eyewitness on Corbyn’s Grenfell hug: “the boy ran up, Jeremy responded immediately”

The SKWAWKBOX earlier featured a deeply-moving, candid moment as Jeremy Corbyn was captured hugging a young Grenfell marcher – and the immediate attempt of Tory bots and (probably paid) trolls to dismiss the powerful, dangerous image as staged. But Labour MP Karen Lee described the moment in a reply to a Facebook post of the […]

Some idiots think Corbyn’s #Grenfell hug staged. Their problem is, here’s May..

Jeremy Corbyn was caught unawares today during a moment of eloquent solidarity with a young man during Thursday’s Grenfell Tower commemoration. It was deeply humane, absolutely un-self-conscious and spoke volumes about the Labour leader and why the UK needs him as our next Prime Minister: So of course, the bots and paid trolls were sent […]

If ever an image showed why this country needs Corbyn as Prime Minister…

A remarkable image captured away from TV and press cameras during today’s commemoration of the Grenfell Tower tragedy speaks far more than a thousand words: Corbyn’s simple act of natural, unembarrased solidarity and compassion – just one of many he has shown, largely in private, towards those whose lives were torn apart by the completely […]

Corbyn greets Grenfell firefighters – and condemns council for failing survivors

Jeremy Corbyn took part in today’s Grenfell commemoration, including the subsequent silent march – during which he greeted firefighters who fought the blaze a year ago, together with the area’s MP, Emma Dent Coad: Many in the march embraced the firefighters, who were obviously deeply moved. Recent moves by the Establishment to shift blame onto […]

In memory of Grenfell

To mark the first anniversary of the terrible loss of the Grenfell Tower fire and in solidarity with the survivors and those whose lives were affected – residents, families, neighbours, emergency services – the SKWAWKBOX’s side-header image has been changed for today to an image of the shrouded tower. To those I’ve met there or […]

This video has nothing to do with why the Tories are attacking Speaker Bercow…

Last week, Commons Speaker John Bercow was attacked by the Tories and Tory-supporting mainstream media (MSM) for allegedly calling Tory ‘Leader of the House’ Andrea Leadsom ‘stupid’ and ‘f***ing useless’. The assault on Bercow has continued for several days, with yesterday’s Sunday Times reporting Tory front-benchers calling the remarks ‘unacceptable’ and that a formal complaint is […]

Grenfell inquiry live link

Live coverage of the Grenfell inquiry can be viewed here. Public awareness will be the key to the victims, survivors and their families getting anything resembling proper justice. The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to be viable. If you can afford […]

Govt will NOT ban flammable cladding after Grenfell

In a move that ought to be astonishing, even unbelievable – but is anything but – the government will not ban the use of flammable cladding or untested cladding systems as a result of the terrible loss of life caused, and the suffering inflicted on the survivors by, the Grenfell Tower blaze. The ‘Hackitt Review’, […]

We’re supposed to think Javid will end ‘hostile environment’? His record suggests not

Former Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has been appointed to replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Judging by the apparently-coordinated media and social media campaign from Establishment figures, we’re supposed to think that a ‘BAME’ (black, Asian, minority ethnic) Home Secretary marks an end to the remote, callous and frankly racist policies of the ‘hostile environment’ […]

Corbyn & Khan to tear into Tories’ policing and crime record

At the launch of Labour’s London local election campaign on Monday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be joined by Labour’s London Mayor Sadiq Khan in branding the Conservative record on policing and crime as one of reckless failure. After the string of recent violent incidents in London, the Labour leader and London Mayor will pull […]