A message to Rudd from her constituency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd on General Election night 2017, when it appeared she had been unseated. Who’d have guessed that wouldn’t be her lowest point in twelve months? Floundering Home Secretary Amber Rudd is in such trouble that she has resorted to pleading ignorance about almost everything to do with her department and its treatment […]

Excl: Tories suspend ‘antisemitic tweet’ candidate

Last night, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the antisemitic, homophobic and sexist comments tweeted by Conservative local election candidate George Stoakley. George Stoakley (ironically far right) The SKWAWKBOX contacted Conservative headquarters (CCHQ) to inform them of the comments and invite comment. A CCHQ spokesperson responded: George Stoakley has been suspended and an investigation is underway. With the […]

“Sweating like a Jew in an attic” – Tory candidate locks Twitter account after tweets emerge

George Stoakley is, according to Tory campaign literature, one of the party’s candidates for South Cambridgeshire District Council. Here he is – ironically pictured far right – alongside local Tory MP Lucy Frazer: A number of disturbing tweets, allegedly from Mr Stoakley’s account, have surfaced that have led to allegations of antisemitism and homophobia – […]

Major fail as Tories try to cut and paste Labour campaign tweet

Haringey Tories appear to have run out of ideas as much as their politically bankrupt national organisation. So much so, that they were reduced to trying to cut, paste and adapt a Haringey Labour campaign tweet to shore up their own effort. It turned out to be an ‘epic fail’. The Labour tweet was straightforward enough: […]

WM Police remove anti-beggar posters after social media outcry

A week ago, social media activist @imajsaclaimant tweeted a snap of a poster appearing on buses around the West Midlands, encouraging people not to give to beggars: To date, the post has been retweeted over 4,200 times. The poster tells readers that giving to rough sleepers keeps them on the streets and encourages the homeless […]

Liverpool club’s response to S*n picture request is a must-read

The Medication X club in Liverpool used Friday’s good weather to distribute flyers – but didn’t count on just how strong the sunshine would be, so they put out a tweet about it: The sunshine is welcome in Liverpool. The S*n ‘newspaper’ is not – it is, of course, despised and widely boycotted, in particular […]

Leaked emails: May knew about ‘Go Home’ vans – and wanted them made harsher

Theresa May’s former adviser claimed yesterday that Theresa May did not know about, nor approve of, the infamously hateful ‘Go home or face arrest’ advertising vans that drove around areas with high numbers of immigrants in 2013. Thanks to Bloomberg News and its UK political correspondent Robert Hutton, we now know that not only was […]

Former adviser: “May on holiday at time of ‘Go Home’ vans”. Let’s see…

Former Downing Street adviser Nick Timothy has written a column in the Telegraph today, claiming that Theresa May is not responsible for the infamously loathsome ‘Go Home’ vans sent out by the government in 2013 because, allegedly, she was against them and was on holiday when they were approved. That does not appear to be […]

Video: Williamson on May’s Syria decision: “hearsay, social media and inhumanity”

Labour MP Chris Williamson appeared last night on Channel 4 News to talk about Theresa May’s decision to pursue military action in Syria without giving MPs a vote. Presenter Cathy Newman appeared more interested in trying to get a particular soundbite, trying to manoeuvre Williamson into saying fo otage of children in a Douma hospital […]

Osamor issues statement about misleading interview article

Labour Shadow International Development Secretary Kate Osamor Labour front-bencher Kate Osamor has been presented by certain political sites as making a series of statements contradicting party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Syria and suggesting that he refrain from commenting on foreign affairs. Ms Osamor appears to be mortified by the way the interview has been represented […]