‘Working class fight back’ – music, speakers & the FBU Thurs at Liverpool Left

Liverpool Left fight-back event: Thurs 13/12 from 6pm at District, Jordan Street L1 0BW Liverpool Left, which held its inaugural and hugely successful events during Labour’s annual conference in September, is back on Thursday with a fantastic evening of music, political activism, guest speakers and a film celebrating a hundred years of the FBU. Titled […]

Efforts to undermine #CammellLaird strikers pt 2: the petition

On Wednesday evening, the SKWAWKBOX published evidence of a coordinated campaign on social media to undermine the efforts and credibility of GMB and Unite members at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside as they take action to defend their jobs. The accounts involved are brand new and appear to have sprung up almost exclusively with […]

Coordinated efforts to undermine #CammellLaird strikers pt1: Twitter accounts spring up to troll

Union members at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead are united in a rolling strike action to defend their jobs after the company announced plans to make around forty percent of the workforce redundant just after winning a huge £619 million contract. Unions say that the redundancies are part of a move by the shipyard […]

Conference delegates put record straight on party policy on Brexit, GE and Corbyn

Last month, the LabourList site published a letter from a number of conference delegates involved in ‘compositing’ a motion for Labour’s conference on the party’s approach to Brexit and the country’s need for a new general election. The letter criticised statements by Jeremy Corbyn to the media, claiming they were ‘not aligned with party policy’ […]

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 […]

Excl video: “They squirmed back into the station” – Liverpool sees off fascist march – again

On Saturday, a coalition of the left once again joined forces in Liverpool to see off a planned march by neofascists. The city has a proud record of thwarting the attempts of the hard right to march and posture through the streets on multiple occasions – one famously resulted in a so-called ‘white man march’ […]

Major counter-demo against fascist march in Liverpool next weekend

Merseyside Together Against Racism and Fascism is calling on all opponents of the far right to gather for a counter-demonstration against neonazis planning to march in Liverpool. The demonstration, coordinated by Labour left and antifascist stalwart Alan Gibbons, who spoke on the subject at a The World Transformed event alongside Labour’s conference in Liverpool last month, […]

MPs to attend ‘Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ to highlight “systemic flaws” in economy

Liverpool Walton MP Dan Carden Liverpool Labour MP Dan Carden is set to host a performance of Robert Tressell’s classic of working-class literature The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists in Parliament. The performance will be timed with Budget week and is intended to highlight the need for fundamental economic change. The semi-biographical novel tells the story of […]

Wavertree members: ‘Lansman offered to mediate to persuade us to keep Luciana’

Momentum founder Jon Lansman and Wavertree MP Luciana Berger Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger was again involved in controversy recently when the right-wing press claimed that she was in danger from Labour members had to be accompanied by a police protective detail at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool. This turned out not to be […]

Video: Failing Grayling gets a ‘warm’ Scouse welcome in Liverpool

Grayling squirming his way through Liverpool Lime Street station Useless Transport Secretary Chris Grayling – who has presided over scandals, squirmed over Russian donations to his party and is very familiar with what it’s like to be ‘owned‘ by his opposite number Andy McDonald – must have had a similar sinking feeling when he arrived […]