Video: is BBC already priming us for government narrative on #AmesburyNovichok?

BBC News’ 10pm programme tonight started with a striking assumption on the part of the BBC: Within seconds of announcing that the critical illness of Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley was caused by exposure to the same Novichok nerve agent used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal in nearby Salisbury, Hugh Edwards was telling us, […]

Video: BBC’s CBS clip gives away – no chemical weapons in destroyed Syria lab

BBC News showed footage of tour of destroyed Barza facility Barza said to be major chemical and bio weapon facility Barza hit by more missiles than any other during weekend’s strikes protective equipment conspicuous by its absence The BBC does not often help expose government fiction these days, but with the help of a video […]

UK’s NATO letter re Salisbury/Russia betrays flimsy case, contradicts earlier claims

The mainstream media have generally attempted to spin the OPCW’s (Office for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) equivocal support for Porton Down’s analysis of the toxin used in the Salisbury attack as if it proves the government’s case against Russia. Only the report’s executive summary has been released to the public – and that does […]

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 […]

#OPCW report’s ‘confirmed findings’ underline Boris Johnson’s dishonesty

The mainstream media headlines are touting that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) report, which was published at noon today, confirms the government’s claim that the substance that poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal and a police officer in Salisbury ‘is Novichok’. However, the report itself – or rather, the executive summary that […]

Four curiosities in Yulia Skripal’s ‘official’ statement – and their significance

The statement released by the Metropolitan Police today on behalf of Yulia Skripal has been treated with extreme suspicion by social media users It contains a number of ‘curiosities’ that are fuelling public distrust among those who doubt its authenticity While not probative, these curiosities mean that Russian claims that Ms Skripal is under duress […]

With Trump about to bomb Syria, you need to see this

US fighter jets over Iraq The US is expected to start bombing imminently against the Assad regime’s forces and infrastructure in Syria. Based on recent history, the Tory government and adventurist so-called Labour ‘moderates’ will wish to join in – and will paint anyone who opposes the move as unpatriotic and, almost certainly, as a […]

Predictably bankrupt Javid attacks Corbyn over Syria. Opens mouth, inserts foot

A predictable and ludicrous pattern has emerged in recent months, as the fear of the trouncing they expect in next month’s local elections looms in Tory minds. Every domestic, or even international, controversy, disaster or atrocity is followed immediately by attempts by the Establishment to link Jeremy Corbyn to it. When a Russian defector was […]

UK firms sold nerve agent components to Syria

On Sunday, Jeremy Corbyn – who has a track record of opposition to abuses in Syria – reacted with outrage to news of the chemical attack on Syrian civilians: The latest attack in Syria – believed to have involved chlorine gas or similar – took place just over a year after an attack using the […]

Rudd knew police cuts ‘likely’ cause of crime rise – when she said they weren’t

Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s ludicrous claim that massive Tory police cuts have nothing to do with crime rise blown apart by leaked Home Office documents Labour asks, ‘is she incompetent or misleading?’ exposure of the concealed information adds weight to claims Tories are unfit for office after revelation of Boris Johnson’s dishonesty over Salisbury attack […]