Labour debunks ‘elitist donor’ claim

Right-wing ‘Labour’ sites have claimed that Labour has resurrected Tony Blair’s ‘Thousand Club’ and that this is because the party’s finances are less healthy than they have been since the pro-Corbyn membership surge wiped out Labour’s debts. As usual, it’s complete nonsense. A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX: It’s just a refocusing of our donor […]

Breaking: six opposition parties combine to call for contempt of Parliament proceedings

As flagged by Labour spokespeople during television interviews yesterday and today, a letter has gone to Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, asking him to begin contempt of Parliament proceedings against the government. The call has been signed by six opposition parties – including the DUP, the government’s former ‘confidence and supply’ support. Theresa […]

Questions over Gething campaign as ‘research company’ gathering Welsh member data

Welsh leadership contender Vaughan Gething Questions have been raised about the campaign of Welsh Labour leadership candidate Vaughan Gething after the activities of a ‘research company’ came to light. The company has been calling Welsh Labour members and identifying itself as Vaughan Gethin’s ‘team’ and would not identify itself, but when challenged has admitted it […]

Breaking: May confidence vote triggered as DUP issues ultimatum

Multiple parliamentary sources are reporting that the confidence vote in Theresa May has been triggered. The SKWAWKBOX yesterday published claims by several Tory MPs that the ‘1922 Committee’ had received ‘far more’ than the required forty-eight letters to trigger a contest but was holding back confirmation. The news comes amid strong rumours that the DUP […]

Tory MPs: ‘Brady has far more than 48 letters’

Tory MP and 1922 Committee Chair Graham Brady Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg has said publicly that he has submitted a letter of no confidence in Theresa May to the Tories ‘1922 Committee’, which holds the power to trigger a leadership election. Forty-eight letters from MPs are required in order to force an election and the mainstream […]

Drakeford launches manifesto for Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour leadership candidate Mark Drakeford has launched his detailed manifesto for Welsh Labour – and the Welsh government – if he succeeds in his election bid. The forty-page document outlines his plans for education, the NHS, the economy, employment, Wales’ relationship with Europe, energy, the environment, housing, data use and more. Here are a […]

Drakeford: “power to the Welsh people”/”Grym i Bobl Cymru”

Mark Drakeford Welsh Labour leadership and First Minister contender Mark Drakeford – whom the SKWAWKBOX exclusively interviewed last month – launches his vision for reform under a socialist government in Wales at Newport Centre on Thursday 8th November at 5pm. Drakeford will lay out the following key points:​ After 20 years of Welsh Labour leading […]

Exclusive part 2: interview with left Welsh leader candidate Drakeford

Welsh Labour leadership hopeful Mark Drakeford On Friday, the SKWAWKBOX published the first part of a two-part series on an exclusive interview with Welsh Labour leadership – and First Minister – candidate Mark Drakeford. In part one, Drakeford talked about his background, about the Welsh language, addressing economic imbalances across Wales, democracy in the Welsh […]

Exclusive: first of two-part interview with Welsh Labour leadership hopeful Mark Drakeford

Left-winger Mark Drakeford The contest for the leadership of the Welsh Labour Party – and the position of First Minister of the Welsh Assembly – is well and truly underway, with many union and CLP (constituency Labour party) nominations filed and weekly hustings being held. Three candidates are in the running and have received enough […]

Umunna’s “people’s vote” enthusiasm adds new dimension to term ‘flip-flop’

Opinion Chuka Umunna on friendly terms with Tory MP Anna Soubry during Saturday’s PV march Centrist MP Chuka Umunna has been praised by the “People’s Vote” campaign for his ‘power’ and ‘brilliance’ in his statements about a second vote on leaving the European Unions and has acted as a regular mouthpiece to drum up support […]