The questions about bypassed housing process that Sandwell’s legal team isn’t answering

Last week, the SKWAWKBOX covered the note from the housing system of Sandwell Borough Council (SBC) in the West Midlands that claimed councillor and close Tom Watson ally Simon Hackett had been ‘involved’ in a decision to award a council house to . a particular tenant without the usual ‘bidding’ process. The house is in […]

Two Tory MPs BLOCK legislation to make upskirting illegal

Tory MPs Philip Davies, left, and Christopher Chope Tory MP Philip Davies has a reputation for filibustering – talking interminably – to try to block legislation intended to help or protect women. He has twice done so – unsuccessfully – to block legislation against domestic violence. Davies was also accused of ‘shameful and appalling behaviour’ […]

Labour Future uses People’s Assembly event for data-capture email

On Saturday, People’s Assembly is holding an anti-austerity event in London: It’s an important event, with a stellar line-up of speakers including Labour front-benchers John McDonnell, Diane Abbott & Barry Gardiner and tickets cost a maximum of £5.98. The event runs from 10am to 6pm at St Pancras New Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA. But there is […]

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 […]