Today May promised to end austerity. Just like she promised SIXTEEN months ago

In her closing speech to the Tories’ conference today – that it wasn’t as bad as last year’s car-crash seems to be the most that can be claimed for it – Theresa May promised an end to austerity. Again. Amid the ‘jingo bingo’, the attempts to sound like Thatcher and the shamelessness, Mrs May made […]

Excl: Formby’s letter to MSPs clarifies Dugdale case and commitment

A letter written by Labour general secretary Jennie Formby to the Chair of the Scottish Parliamentary Party and circulated to all MSPs and members of Labour’s Scottish Executive Committee and obtained by the SKWAWKBOX from a recipient lays out clearly the extent of Labour’s commitment to former Scottish leader Kezia Dugdale and the party’s actions […]

Excl: the facts about Dugdale funding do not match MSM narrative or MSPs’ gripe

Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has featured prominently in the media complaining about Labour’s alleged “fail[ure] to keep its promise” to fund her legal defence against a defamation brought by a blogger after she accused him of publishing a homophobic tweet. Ms Dudgale has claimed that the party […]

Councillor: “Watson made my life a misery. What’s his problem with independent Labour women?”

Sandwell councillor Yvonne Davies and Tom Watson Labour deputy leader Tom Watson has rightly been pilloried this evening after a ludicrous interview in which he claimed that the party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, had “staked her career on dealing with antisemitism” and, She has been in post for three or four months. If I come […]

Explosive video: Leadsom – May knew Griffiths accused of groping when she appointed him

The SKWAWKBOX reported earlier that Theresa May was accused of ‘betraying women’ when she broke a vow to MPs on maternity leave that she would ‘pair’ them with one of her supporters so that the absent MPs’ inability to appear and vote would not affect the result of votes during their absence. Paired Tory MPs did […]

Theresa May’s betrayal to win vote – it’s not her first offence…

Theresa May: devoid of principle and has form to prove it As the SKWAWKBOX just published, Theresa May broke a solemn promise this evening to save her skin, by having ‘paired’ MPs – who were not supposed to vote because they were paired with women MPs who couldn’t attend to vote as they are on […]

Outed: desperate May betrays promise to maternity MPs to win crunch votes

Theresa May scraped through a vital vote tonight that – after a start to the week in which she whipped MPs to defeat her own EU proposals to placate her extreme-Brexit back-benchers – would have been likely to end her tenure had she lost it. It has now emerged that she was so desperate to […]

Govt desperation shows in cruelty as well as cowardice as Tory rebels again fail to actually rebel

The Tories’ desperation has shown in weakness and cowardice, with the government again making any promise it has to in order to give its supposed ‘rebels’ the excuse they need not to actually rebel. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg reported on the Daily Politics programme that the government and the never-quite-rebels had reached yet another compromise […]

We’re supposed to think Javid will end ‘hostile environment’? His record suggests not

Former Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has been appointed to replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Judging by the apparently-coordinated media and social media campaign from Establishment figures, we’re supposed to think that a ‘BAME’ (black, Asian, minority ethnic) Home Secretary marks an end to the remote, callous and frankly racist policies of the ‘hostile environment’ […]

Tories’ sweary begging letter suggests even they don’t believe their bull****

The Conservative party has sent letters to pensioners outlining their claims to have improved the country and the dangers Labour poses. They also included in the letter a pre-populated donation form – and both letter and form name a “Mr Youmustbe F***ingjoking” as their intended recipient. Twitter user Laura McCormack tweeted pictures of the documents, […]