BBC’s woefully inadequate excuse for not editing out Perry’s Question Time libel

Comment Claire Perry’s barely-coherent Question Time rant Conservative minister Claire Perry displayed the Tories’ desperation to divert attention from Theresa May’s dismal deal and abject failure on Thursday night when she launched into an irrelevant, defamatory and almost incoherent rant against Jeremy Corbyn, accusing the Labour leader of being an antisemite and repeating the long-debunked […]

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 […]

Mann accused of ‘threat to throw election’ if censure motion not withdrawn – and slips up

John Mann Labour MP John Mann has been accused of threatening to ‘throw an election’ if a motion of censure by a Labour branch in his constituency was not withdrawn. In a series of emails between Mann and the SKWAWKBOX, Mann denied the accusation – but also seemed to inadvertently confirm that he had made […]

Breaking: Met investigating CAA ‘death-threat’ petition under Malicious Comms Act

The SKWAWKBOX revealed yesterday that the Charity Commission is investigating the Campaign against Antisemitism (CAA) – an organisation that has been accused of being pro-Israel ‘shock troops’ ‘posing as a charity’ with regard to its petition against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. As well as being a likely breach of charities’ obligation to refrain from party-political […]

Chittenden deletes Twitter account after backlash over ‘fixed it’ smear tweet

LGBT Labour co-chair, former Labour Students Chair and ‘Labour Live’ disruptor Melantha Chittenden provoked outrage – and a flood of complaints to the Labour Party – among Labour members with a tweet in which she accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of promoting antisemitism his whole life. When challenged about the libellous – not to mention […]

Unite plays hardball with Beckett smear

Jasmin Beckett Former Labour NEC member – and current candidate – Jasmin Beckett has a problematic history regarding antisemitism allegations. She was accused of inciting false allegations of antisemitism against a rival to secure a place on the NEC as Labour’s youth representative. She has also been a prominent voice in the current spate of […]

Javid folds like a deck of cards with mealy-mouthed ‘denial’ retraction

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been widely lambasted on social media for a ludicrously libellous tweet implying that Jeremy Corbyn encourages Holocaust denial. Within an hour of news filtering out that Corbyn had pushed back, Javid had folded like a collapsing deck of cards, issuing this tweet: Javid’s tweet does not state exactly what he […]

Javid open to libel action for Corbyn tweet

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has opened himself to libel action by a tweet – to a now-deactivated account – clearly implying that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn teaches or misleads people to deny the Holocaust. Corbyn has, of course, never said or done anything to lead anyone to deny the holocaust and in late 2016 visited […]