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 […]

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 […]

Video: BBC covers for Johnson AGAIN as #Marr ‘loses’ Johnson’s Novichok source question

Johnson falsely claimed Porton Down had confirmed Russia as the Novichok source FCO originally admitted it but later deleted tweets BBC covered for Johnson by ‘losing’ filmed interview question Marr repeated claim this morning video evidence exposes both the false claim and the cover-up On Wednesday, with the Foreign Office in disarray over the admission […]

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 […]

Video excl: second Johnson lie – or worse – emerges from Deutsche Welle interview

Russia remains a feasible source of the toxin used in the Salisbury attack Boris Johnson lied to the UK public that Porton Down had positively identified a source – and the Establishment is pulling out all the stops to cover for him Johnson’s statement in a filmed interview contains either a second lie – or […]

Skripals ‘survived b/c Novichok in their skin’. But Porton Down identified it from their blood

Russia still prime suspect but government story becoming more convoluted Sergei Skripal joins his daughter in recovery medics say survival thanks to fact of skin-absorption from door handle Porton Down told court poison did reach bloodstream. security services briefed media that door-handle method proved Russia behind the act – Russia trains its assassins in least […]

Skripal-Caruana-Malta-CA connection holes govt’s ‘only plausible suspect’ claim below waterline

Russia still considered prime suspect Sergei Skripal and Maltese journalist Caruana Galizia both investigating Cambridge Analytica/SCL Both Sergei and Yulia Skripal have connections with Malta Russian whistleblower – and Caruana contact – Maria Efimova handed herself in to Greek police on hearing of Skripal attack, in spite of warrants for her arrest and risk of […]

Excl: Cornell Chemistry Professor: “Novichok so simple many labs could do it”

Cornell University Professor of Organic Chemistry David Collum Boris Johnson is on a hook of his own making after he was exposed as making a false claim in an interview that Porton Down chemical weapons facility had ‘categorically’ told him there was no doubt that Russia was the source of the poison used in the […]