Video: a simple question from Corbyn outraged the warmongers

Jeremy Corbyn asked a number of searching questions of Theresa May in the Commons on Monday – including asking her why international journalists and local people were able to clamber among the rubble of supposed chemical weapons facilities with no protective clothing. But one question in particular caused howls of outrage from the Tories – […]

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 en route to Syria for Douma inspection

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has announced that it has a team en route to Syria in response to the Russian government’s request to conduct an inspection in the town of Douma, the site of an alleged chlorine gas attack last weekend. The team is expected to begin work on Saturday. […]

Full OPCW report summary (which does not say Novichok)

The OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) executive summary of the findings of its ‘technical assistance visit’ to Salisbury and subsequent analysis of the toxin is now available and can be downloaded below. The document is carefully worded not to say that the substance analysed was a ‘Novichok’, in spite of media spin […]

#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 […]

OPCW to visit Syrian ‘chemical attack’ site Douma

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has accepted a Russian invitation to visit the Syrian town of Douma, where an alleged chemical attack took place at the weekend and is expected to do so within a few days. The OPCW is the same organisation that visited the UK last month to take […]

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 […]

Video: former OPCW head – UK govt ‘premature’, unrealistic in naming Novichok source

Russia still prime suspect Former OPCW head describes UK government action as ‘premature’ and says impossible to analyse and identify toxin in 24hrs, let alone source Queries why OPCW was not called in immediately. José Bustani is a former Brazilian ambassador to the UK and was the first Director General of the Organisation for the […]

Here’s what Skwawkbox has been doing. Please support us if you can

The Skwawkbox continues to unsettle and expose the Establishment and affect the UK’s political narrative. Here are a few examples of the information we’ve either brought our readers exclusively or else raised focus and attention on, since our last update a few weeks ago: Boris Johnson’s lie about Porton Down’s findings on the source of […]