Novichok ‘perfume bottle’ creates more questions than answers. MSM still not asking them

The BBC and other media have announced this evening that, according to the brother of Charlie Rowley, the toxin that poisoned him and Dawn Sturgess was found in a perfume bottle that Rowley had picked up. Interestingly, an article published online by the Daily Telegraph that now says similar to the BBC’s version first said […]

CCTV, 12 days when police failed to find ‘Novichok bottle’ – and the questions no MSM are asking

As the SKWAWKBOX covered a short time ago in breaking news, the Metropolitan Police Service has announced that it found a ‘bottle’ containing Novichok toxin at the Amesbury home of poisoning victim Charlie Rowley on Wednesday. This was the day that Rowley regained consciousness. The twelve days of..? But the BBC News channel confirmed today […]

Video: BBC ignores Amesbury brother – ‘he’s alright, I’m not sure how he got involved with that lot”

Matthew Rowley speaking to the BBC. Earlier, the SKWAWKBOX published a pithy comment by a Twitter user that neatly summed up the huge, unresolved questions with the official narrative of events in Salisbury and now Amesbury in Wiltshire. Those questions grew considerably this morning in an interview televised by the BBC – but were ignored, […]

Tweet of the week nails problems with govt’s Novichok narrative

The news this week that two more people have become ill as a result of what is said to be Novichok toxin has been fraught with problems similar to those surrounding the original Skripal incident. Swindon Fire Service – in a now-deleted tweet – originally said that after a 77-mile round trip to the incident, […]

Video: is BBC already priming us for government narrative on #AmesburyNovichok?

BBC News’ 10pm programme tonight started with a striking assumption on the part of the BBC: Within seconds of announcing that the critical illness of Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley was caused by exposure to the same Novichok nerve agent used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal in nearby Salisbury, Hugh Edwards was telling us, […]

Video: Johnson embarrasses again – or is Russia just not very good at assassination?

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has inflicted a series of embarrassments on himself and on this country – as well as being caught lying about that the toxin in the Salisbury poisoning incident having been positively identified as Russian in origin. Now he has committed another huge gaffe, by lamenting the murder of a Russian journalist, […]

Video: Gav Williamson’s priceless faces as Madeley terminates interview for non-response

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was out of luck this morning. Under normal circumstances, Tory ministers expect a free ride when they appear on mainstream broadcasts – afforded an unchallenged opportunity to reel off soundbites and give answers to a different question whenever one is posed that they find uncomfortable. Not so today on ITV’s Good Morning […]

OPCW completes Douma mission

  The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has completed its fact-finding mission to the Syrian town of Douma, site of an alleged – but disputed – chemical weapon attack in March. The OPCW issued a statement advising it will take around a month weeks to complete its analysis – but warning it […]

Video: bad day for centrists as rendition apology burns last shreds of Blairite credibility

The government’s letter today to Libyan politician Abdelhakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar, apologising for their ‘rendition’ – their forcible and illegal transport – to Gaddafi’s Libya after their abduction in Malaysia by the CIA, has highlighted the culpability and complicity of the UK government in the widespread and shameful US practice: It’s likely, […]

Met declines to provide even basic update on Skripals – in spite of 30 days of silence

The last press release on the condition of Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei was published by the Metropolitan Police a month ago tomorrow – 11 April. Since then, not a peep. Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei That release – which many considered to be oddly worded and possibly dictated by an official – […]