Video: Cable’s non-denial of new party plans – and “I want my party at the centre of it”

The SKWAWKBOX has published information over a number of weeks showing that the long-predicted but little-anticipated formation of a new party out of disgruntled and defunct centrists was imminent. Allies of a number of right-wing Labour MPs around the country have been resigning lately in what may be a move to pave the way for […]

Latest polling shows Corbyn still playing Brexit hand just right

Corbyn: playing a tough hand intelligently as latest polls show A small flood of polls released over the past few days show Labour opening a significant lead over the Tories as the Conservatives’ vote share crashes: The polling suggests the Tories are leaking support back to UKIP as a result of Theresa May’s disastrous week […]

Video: Byrne’s constituent can’t afford socks for her kids. McVey mocks as Tories jeer

Callous: DWP Secretary Esther McVey DWP Secretary Esther McVey appeared before MPs again yesterday – fresh from lying last week about her ‘apology’ for lying to them – to answer questions about her department’s disastrous Universal Credit system. Her original lie last week had been to claim that the National Audit Office said the roll-out […]

“Not time to talk elections” – hear Kinnock ready to ‘unite’ with May ‘in national interest’

Stephen Kinnock as last year’s general election exit poll was announced. On Tuesday morning, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the right-wing ‘centrist’ Labour MPs – all of whom happen to have a record of trying to remove party leader Jeremy Corbyn – who are expressing a willingness to prop up Theresa May’s collapsing government. ‘In the national […]

Video: yesterday SKWAWKBOX warned ‘govt of nat unity’ would be next coup. Watch this

Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX warned readers that a ‘centrist u-turn’ was about to start – with Labour MPs, shamefully, ready to prop up Theresa May rather than see the Tories fall and make way for a Corbyn-led Labour government. Shortly afterwards, Theresa May went to the House of Commons to pitch her ‘Chequers deal’ to MPs. […]

Three pics that capture what’s wrong with #PeoplesVote/#FBPE/centrism

Comment Saturday saw a march in London by the – largely centrist – ‘FBPE’ (follow-back pro-EU) crowd and the – almost entirely centrist – organisations that have sprung up like mushrooms to ‘fight brexit’. Three images from that moderately-attended event succinctly capture what’s wrong with the FBPE ‘cult’, as many term it. Unpleasant bedfellows Archbishop […]

McVey screw-up costs thousands of DWP staff meagre pay-rise, with insult on top of injury

Incompetent DWP Secretary Esther McVey A screw-up – at best – by Work & Pensions (DWP) Secretary Esther McVey means that tens of thousands of DWP employees will be deprived of their paltry 1% annual pay-rise for an indefinite period. Last Thursday, 7 June, DWP staff received a message via their internal intranet system informing […]

Tories fear gen election looming

Tory observers of Tory goings-on are getting seriously worried about the ‘bad’ news that the likelihood of a new General Election has increased significantly. George Trefgarne is a former politics editor at the Telegraph and has written for Conservative Home. Yesterday he published a series of tweets lamenting what he considers the serious, depressing and […]

May broke ancient protocols to defeat Windrush transparency. What was she so desperate to hide?

The Tories have already created outrage and a great deal of suspicion by their decision to ‘whip’ Wednesday’s vote against Labour’s call for documents and communications about May’s racist ‘hostile environment’ policies that have inflicted so much damage and distress – including deportation, homelessness, denial of medical treatment – on our ‘Windrush generation’ citizens. Since […]

Video: Henry ‘eyeballs’ May: “Windrush racism like what frustrated Lawrence investigation”

Lenny Henry ‘eyeballs’ Theresa May Channel 4 News tonight covered the twenty-fifth anniversary memorial service for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, which was attended by an uncomfortable-looking Theresa May – who received an ‘eyeballing’ and a tough question from comedian Lenny Henry, who spoke at the event: Henry asked the audience which of them had four […]