Excl: full interview with Lewisham East shortlist candidate Claudia Webbe

Claudia Webbe On Wednesday, the SKWAWKBOX published an exclusive interview with Sakina Sheikh, one of two main left candidates in the contest to replace Heidi Alexander as the candidate and then MP for Lewisham East. Today, Claudia Webbe spoke to this blog at length about her views, politics and motivations in standing for the candidacy. […]

Exclusive: full PLP briefing document on BoD/JLC meeting

A briefing document has gone out from the Labour leadership to all of the party’s MPs, outlining the discussion points, agreed actions and follow-ups of Jeremy Corbyn’s meeting with the Board of Deputies (BoD), Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and Community Security Trust (CST). The SKWAWKBOX has obtained a copy of this briefing – and it […]

Cryer’s email is a non-story – but as much as there is one, this is it

The MSM have been attempting to make something of an email by PLP (parliamentary Labour party) chair John Cryer to MPs bemoaning the party’s decision to put PLP secretary Dan Simpson on ‘gardening leave’ for the remainder of his notice period. Simpson handed in his notice some three weeks ago. John Cryer MP (image: Wikimedia […]

Excl: Phillips ‘loses confidence’ of BAME colleagues over ‘dangerous’ abuse leak

Labour MP Jess Phillips during a BBC interview on the night she attended a private Rupert Murdoch party Jess Phillips has strenuously denied the allegation made against her by some parliamentary colleagues. According to a number of BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) female Labour MPs, in dramatic events today Jess Phillips, the chair of […]

Shawcroft resigns, Izzard moves in – NEC power balance remains firm

Christine Shawcroft Christine Shawcroft has resigned from the NEC following controversy about an email she sent about a council candidate’s alleged Holocaust denial. Right-wing Labour MPs wrote a letter to Jeremy Corbyn demanding her removal – even though Corbyn has no power under Labour’s rules to do so – but Ms Shawcroft’s decision is the […]