Principled Crouch resignation over delayed betting terminal cut underscores govt shambles

Now ex-Sports minister Tracey Crouch Sports minister Tracey Crouch has resigned from the government over a delay imposed by Chancellor Philip Hammond to cuts to maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) – often called ‘the crack cocaine of gambling’ and blamed for huge damage to lives and families. Hammond had announced the cut […]

Dramatic video: May stammers, attacks as Corbyn asks for pledge ministers will cooperate with Vote Leave police probe

Theresa May is fighting for her political life after a week of humiliation and chaos. So the one question she must have been hoping against hope not to hear in during today’s PMQs (Prime Minister’s questions) was about the involvement of at least four of her Cabinet Ministers’ involvement with the Vote Leave group that has been referred […]

May running scared of democracy as she tries to shut down Parliament 5 days early

After squeaking through her Brexit bill this evening in which she fended off a rebellion by the hard-Brexit fringe of her party by surrendering completely to their demands and then barely survived the resulting backlash from remainer Tories – by a mere three votes – Theresa May is now running scared from the UK’s democracy. […]

Breaking: another one bites the dust as Bebb resigns

Guto Bebb In yet another blow for Theresa May, the SKWAWKBOX understands that Tory Guto Bebb has resigned as a defence minister – believed to be because he has voted with Labour on tonight’s Brexit vote. Less than a week ago, Bebb said that Boris Johnson’s resignation was a selfish act. Presumably he thinks his […]

Video: McVey just lied in the debate about the lies in her apology for lying

McVey’s ‘hat-trick’ DWP Secretary Esther McVey misled Parliament twice on Monday, insisting when challenged that a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) stated that the roll-out of Universal Credit (UC) must be ‘speeded up’. It actually said that the roll-out must stop until the DWP can cope with the number of applicants. Ms McVey appeared [video] […]

Breaking – Hands Down: minister’s resignation shows Tories CAN rebel for NIMBYism

Minister of State for International Trade Greg Hands has announced his resignation from the government in order to be able to vote against Theresa May’s whip in Monday’s vote on the expansion of Heathrow Airport. Hands, whose constituency will be affected, resigned with flowery words for his boss but pointing out that he campaigned in […]

Sky try to credit Cooper – but Abbott, Butler, Lammy real architects of Rudd’s downfall

Amber Rudd and the chief drivers of her downfall The fall of the occupant of one of the ‘great offices of state’ is a major political event – and a huge scalp for the opposition. The Establishment will not willingly let the plaudits for such an occurrence go to anti-Establishment figures. Many ‘MSM’ outlets are […]

Video: Tory minister Johnson suffering ‘technology interfering’ on BBCQT

Seems the ‘technical interference’ affecting Tory minister Jo Johnson’s answer on last night’s BBC Question Time programme was his accidentally-activated Siri: However, that fact may not be much less embarrassing for the minister. See here. The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to […]

Video: BBC admits Rudd ignoring police cuts, avoiding questions

If the BBC admits something negative about a Tory minister, it’s a signal event – and it seems that Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s attempt to claim that the rise in serious and violent crime has nothing to do with police cuts was a step to far for at least one BBC journalist – Danny Shaw. […]