W Mids Regional Director post advertised

An ad has just gone up on the Labour Party website for a new Regional Director for the West Midlands – the position had been vacant for some time after the incumbent went on long-term absence. The region has been in the grip of controversy in recent months after allegations of anti-democratic practice and sexual […]

A little of what SKWAWKBOX achieved in the last month. Please support if you can

It’s been almost a month since the last SKWAWKBOX update – and a busy one. Here is just a small selection of the information this blog has brought to its readers either exclusively or when the mainstream media was largely ignoring it – and some of the key impacts that information has had: a letter […]

Innocuous 20-word email that signals an earthquake in heart of right-wing Labour

Yesterday afternoon, a short email was sent in the Black Country. Excluding the subject line and signature, it consisted of twenty words. To anyone who didn’t know its significance, it seems mundane, innocuous – but it represented an earthquake occurring right at the heart of right-wing Labour. The backdrop The West Midlands is the core […]

Woodcock’s self-defence exposes the hypocrisy of the Labour right

‘Semi-detached’ Labour MP John Woodcock has been suspended pending the investigation of ‘sex-pest’ allegations against him. Mr Woodcock is entitled to the presumption of innocence – and has claimed as much in a statement about his suspension. But there’s the rub. Mr Woodcock’s allies in the Labour Party have maintained the kind of non-judgmental silence […]

Where is the centrist outrage re Woodcock over ‘sex pest’ allegations?

The Daily Mirror alleged yesterday that Cumbrian MP John Woodcock was facing a ‘sex pest probe’ over alleged sexual harassment of a female Labour staffer: The howls of outrage and calls for the Labour whip to be withdrawn have so far been absent among the Labour MPs and ‘activists’ who were vocal about the case […]

Leaked emails: May knew about ‘Go Home’ vans – and wanted them made harsher

Theresa May’s former adviser claimed yesterday that Theresa May did not know about, nor approve of, the infamously hateful ‘Go home or face arrest’ advertising vans that drove around areas with high numbers of immigrants in 2013. Thanks to Bloomberg News and its UK political correspondent Robert Hutton, we now know that not only was […]