Excl: Bakers’ union on NEC backs Code of Conduct – attacking it through media is ‘cowardly’

BFAWU President Ian Hodson The SKWAWKBOX spoke exclusively to Baker’s union (BFAWU) president Ian Hodson this morning about his take on the current and increasingly ridiculous smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and a full article on his hard-hitting comments will be published shortly. But one of the key elements of the discussion was his statement […]

MP’s, other witnesses: Streeting’s ‘disgusting, disgraceful’ behaviour left Abbott ‘shell-shocked’

Wes Streeting and Diane Abbott In April, the SKWAWKBOX published details of an incident in Parliament in which Ilford North MP Wes Streeting ‘shouted in the face’ of Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, the recipient of almost half of all abuse directed at any female MP. Witnesses described Mr Streeting’s behaviour as so intimidating that […]

Austin raises Labour morale with hint at intention to leave

Soon to be ex-Labour MP Ian Austin? Right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin, currently the subject of at least two formal complaints for alleged aggression and abuse toward parliamentary colleagues and accused by author Michael Rosen of a ‘full frontal assault’ on Rosen’s testimony to MPs about antisemitism, seems to be going for broke on social […]

Corbyn’s voting record shows latest Murdoch press smear more desperate than ever

Jeremy Corbyn in 2010 The latest smear by the Times attempts to smear Jeremy Corbyn by association with a Jewish Holocaust survivor. In 2010, according to the Murdoch rag, Jeremy Corbyn: spoke at and opened a talk entitled Never Again — for Anyone. The event was part of a UK tour called Never Again for […]

Video: Austin’s ‘full frontal assault’ on Rosen’s testimony on antisemitism

Ian Austin: ‘full frontal assault’ on Jewish author Michael Rosen West Midlands Labour MP Ian Austin is the subject of at least two formal complaints by fellow Labour MPs Ian Lavery and Chris Williamson relating to at least three instances of alleged abusive conduct described as at extremely close quarters and extremely aggressive. The outburst toward […]

Formal Standards complaint lodged v Patel and Allan for lawbreaker support

When the Electoral Commission fined Vote Leave and reported the pro-Brexit organisation to the police for breaking electoral laws – not ‘rules’, as the BBC has insisted on calling them – it also fined ‘BeLeave’ founder Darren Grimes £20,000 for his part in the breach. BeLeave spent £675,000 in the EU referendum that should have […]

Exclusive: second MP lodges complaint v Austin – over TWO separate incidents

Ian Austin As the SKWAWKBOX broke exclusively last night, right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin may have had a narrow escape when he launched a verbal tirade against ex-miner colleague Ian Lavery in the House of Commons just before recess, but Lavery has made a formal complaint against the ‘thuggish‘ Dudley North MP. Austin’s troubles – […]

Formal complaint lodged against Austin over Lavery verbal assault

As Kevin Maguire has reported in the New Statesman, right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin launched into a verbal tirade against fellow MP – and party Chair Ian Lavery – in the division lobby of the House of Commons just before the parliamentary recess. So loud and aggressive was the prolonged outburst that MPs heard it before […]

Woodcock, staff – no denial of “regular one-on-ones” with May

May and Woodcock – regular ‘one on ones’? MP John Woodcock, who last week quit the Labour Party claiming that he had no faith in a proper result of the party’s investigation into ‘sex pest’ allegations against him, has today told ITV’s Daniel Hewitt that he wants other MPs – including Conservatives – to join […]

Close-up video of May’s face as she faces Irish vote-cheat grilling is revealing

Four faces of Theresa May, grilled in Dublin over Tory vote-cheating Theresa May is in Ireland today – and faced a grilling from Irish journalists about the Tories’ ‘pairing breach’ vote-cheating scandal. It must have been a shock to her system compared to the anodyne tee-ups she receives from most UK ‘MSM’ – for a […]