MPs Coyle and Jones seen on Commons Terrace with suspended rape-tweeter McKenzie

Ian McKenzie, Neil Coyle and Graham Jones. Background: Commons Terrace Bar Ian McKenzie, who previously conducted training for hard right faction Labour First, has been at the centre of controversy since the weekend, after images emerged of tweets he posted discussing the sale into slavery, gang-rape and beheading of Labour front-bencher Emily Thornberry:   Those […]

‘1000s of Young Labour demand 2nd referendum’ claim exposed as nonsense

PoliticsHome published an article yesterday with the emphatic title, “Fresh pressure on Jeremy Corbyn as young Labour members demand conference vote on second Brexit referendum“. The subtitle was even more emphatic – and emphatically inaccurate: Tens of thousands of young Labour members have demanded Jeremy Corbyn grants them a vote on changing his Brexit policy at the […]

Left positive as Daby selected for #LewishamEast

Lewisham’s deputy mayor Janet Daby has been selected to stand for Labour in the Lewisham East by-election, after a chaos-strewn hustings and vote. Ms Daby was supported by the right, but the fact that a candidate who voted for Corbyn in both leadership elections has won the selection is far from a disaster for the […]

Excl, extraordinary – LFI ‘throws supporter MP under bus’ in ‘damage-limitation’

Tulip Siddiq (source: parliament.uk) As the SKWAWKBOX reported earlier, a news site revealed that Labour MP Tulip Siddiq told a constituent by email that she had not ‘signed up’ as a Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) supporter and was going to query with the organisation the fact that she was listed in its parliamentary supporters’ […]

Petition launched: Labour MPs to debate LFI censure after massacre apologism

Following widespread outrage about the Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) response to the massacre of almost sixty unarmed protesters and the wounding of thousands more, Labour members have launched a petition calling on the party’s MPs to debate censure of the group, which is not an official Labour Party affiliate: LFI’s initial response to the […]

Calls for Labour and MPs to sever ties with LFI after Gaza tweet causes outrage

Yesterday in Gaza, over fifty civilians were killed and two thousand injured when Israeli armed forces fired on crowds protesting in commemoration of Nakba Day and against the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. Labour Friends of Israel, an organisation not formally affiliated to the Labour Party, tweeted a statement about the massacre […]

‘Slaughter’: at least 43 killed incl 6 children, 2000 injured as Israel fires on Palestinian protesters

As Palestinian protests in Gaza build toward the 70th ‘Nakba Day’ commemoration tomorrow, at least forty-three people have been killed as Israeli armed forces fired upon protesters, with reports of up to two thousand injured. Amnesty International initially reported thirty-eight confirmed dead: Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir named a higher death toll (later confirmed […]

Tory bill to make you pay for your NHS treatment is being debated today

An attempt by Tory MPs to push through an amendment to the National Health Service Act 2006 that will allow NHS patients in England to be charged for their treatment and GP visits. The National Health Service (Co-Funding and Co-Payment) Bill, sponsored by Tory MPs Christopher Chope, Peter Bone and Edward Leigh – Leigh has been […]

Petition to sanction Labour MPs who damage the party close to 11k signatures

A screenshot of the growing petition’s homepage A petition asking the Labour Party to sanction Labour MPs who persistently bring the party into disrepute is approaching eleven thousands signatures – and appears to have started climbing rapidly over the last few days. Members have tired of MPs and others who speak out at the worst […]

Wadsworth going legal – and on the road – to clear his name

Marc Wadsworth introduces Stephen Lawrence’s family to Nelson Mandela Veteran Labour activist Marc Wadsworth was expelled from the party last week after a suspension of two years, following an exchange with Labour MP Ruth Smeeth – a decision that was greeted with outrage by Wadsworth’s many supporters – and exploited by the Tories and right-wing […]