Video: May flaps as she’s exposed not knowing or understanding own Chequers Brexit ‘deal’

The BBC’s Andrew Marr is not known for intense, probing questioning of Tory politicians – especially Theresa May – and his interview with her yesterday morning was only fitfully interesting. However, one particular exchange that was of interest and for which he deserves credit exposed the extent of May’s utter ineptitude over Brexit – as well […]

Told you so: Labour right tried to sabotage GE2017 – it’s their fault we’re suffering Tory govt

In the wake of Labour’s not-really-a-shock surge in last year’s 2017 general election, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that staff at Labour’s ‘Southside’ HQ were so confident in their predictions of electoral disaster that they had deactivated the entry passes of Corbyn’s team – who, on arriving at the building as the Tories reeled at the emerging […]

Video: extraordinary scenes, House suspended as Raab starts by continuing Tory Brexit chaos

The Tories’ handling of Brexit negotiations and preparations have been marked by persistent incompetence and dishonesty punctuated by moments of utter chaos – of which the shambles of last week’s Chequers ‘agreement’, followed promptly by the resignation of what seemed like half of Theresa May’s front-bench team, was a case study. New Brexit Secretary Dominic […]

Video: BBC calls centrist Umunna a Tory MP. Takes a while for the penny to drop..

‘Tory’ MP Chuka Umunna. Er… Centrist Labour MP Chuka Umunna appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics show today to talk about Brexit. During a ‘deal/no-deal’ segment, the presenter referred to him as part of ‘another bunch of Tory MPs’. It seemed to take a while for the penny to drop: Comment: None needed. The SKWAWKBOX […]

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. […]

Excl: leaked Formby email’s barb for 3 MPs over code of conduct criticism

Over the past week or so, a number of Labour MPs have taken to mainstream or social media to attack Labour’s new code of conduct on antisemitism, claiming – incorrectly – that it waters down the ‘IHRA working definition’. Among them have been centrists Chuka Umunna and Anna Turley, as well as Shadow Brexit Secretary […]

‘Centrist’ u-turn on cards as ‘Labour’ back-benchers consider shoring up May?

Since news broke of Brexit Secretary David Davis’ resignation, media ‘outriders’ for so-called ‘centrist’ Labour MPs have been increasingly claiming the country needs a ‘national government’. The subsequent resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary will do nothing to quell those calls. Rumours among Labour insiders are increasing that right-wing backbenchers who have until now […]

Video: ‘gangster’ Ian Austin’s surgery picketed by pro-Palestine protesters

Dudley North MP Ian Austin Right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin is one of the most abrasive of the so-called ‘moderates’ – and one of the most intransigent supporters of Israel regardless of its actions. When the Israeli army massacred around sixty unarmed Palestinians and maimed thousands of others, including journalists, during the recent ‘Nakba’ protests, […]

Chaos in Sandwell as Labour right call ‘unconstitutional’ meeting – and immediately cancel

Right-wing Labour figures in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell – the heartland of the Labour right – have been under increasing pressure in recent months. One key figure after another has been suspended from the party for alleged improper behaviour – and then the right-dominated ‘LCF’ (local campaign forum) that oversees candidate selections in […]

Staff win battle to stay in NHS: shock cancellation of Trust’s transfer plan

At the beginning of this week, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust (WWL) issued a notification to staff who had been on a series of strikes to try to prevent their forcible transfer out of the NHS to a private company employer. The Trust CEO’s email – a body-blow to deeply-committed cleaners, porters, domestic and […]