Momentum supporting drivers in fight against Uber’s attempt to overturn ‘workers’ ruling

James Farrar, one of the successful Uber drivers contesting the firm’s final appeal Pro-Corbyn group Momentum is supported drivers in their court battle to prevent Uber overturning a legal ruling confirming their status as workers – securing employment rights and paid holidays. Following the 24 hour strike earlier this month, Uber drivers are meeting their […]

Please support the SKWAWKBOX – latest impact report

The SKWAWKBOX continues to inform Labour members and supporters of the real events and landscape within the party – and to discomfit those who attack and undermine it, bringing information to light either exclusively or against the current of the mainstream media narrative. Below is just some of the news and information broken since the […]

‘Anti-BoD’ flyers posted in Stamford Hill synagogues

Recent months have raised awareness of unhappiness among Charedi Orthodox Jews about the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD), an organisation that has been presented as representative of the UK’s Jewish community. That claim has been publicly challenged by Charedim in London, in particular by a letter published by 34 leading rabbis of the Union […]

Jewish Voice for Labour backs unified NCC slate

As the SKWAWKBOX revealed this morning, CLPD (Campaign for Labour Party Democracy) and Momentum agreed a unified ‘slate’ for the important elections to Labour’s NCC (National Constitutional Committee). Other affiliates who had supported CLPD’s original slate had not yet announced their support for the six candidates selected for the unified slate – the five remaining […]

CWU, Unison add their support to Drakeford’s Welsh leadership campaign

Mark Drakeford The campaign of left-winger Mark Drakeford for the leadership of the Welsh Labour Party continues to build impetus. Hot on the heels of endorsements by Unite and South Wales NUM, the CWU and Unison unions have also declared their support. With the switch to OMOV (one member, one vote) from the old ‘electoral […]

Wavertree members: ‘Lansman offered to mediate to persuade us to keep Luciana’

Momentum founder Jon Lansman and Wavertree MP Luciana Berger Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger was again involved in controversy recently when the right-wing press claimed that she was in danger from Labour members had to be accompanied by a police protective detail at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool. This turned out not to be […]

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SKWAWKBOX: causing ripples The SKWAWKBOX continues to impact the UK’s political landscape at a national and local level, bringing its readers often-exclusive information that inconveniences the Establishment and undermines the constant attacks on Labour’s continued and growing standing as not only a genuine alternative to ‘business as usual’ but as a genuine government-in-waiting. Since the […]

‘A slap in the face’ – Orthodox Jews ask Khan not to attend BoD dinner during protest

London mayor Sadiq Khan As the SKWAWKBOX revealed last month, representatives of London’s large Charedi (Orthodox) Jewish community plan to stage a protest outside the annual dinner of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD). Charedi Jews represent over twenty percent of the UK’s Jewish population and many feel aggrieved that the BoD, in […]

Erith & Thamesmead passes unanimous vote of CONFIDENCE in Teresa Pearce MP

Erith & Thamesmead’s Labour MP Teresa Pearce did not support Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership. In 2016, she supported challenger Owen Smith in the leadership contest. But last week, her CLP passed a vote of confidence in her unanimously. Teresa Pearce MP The vote, based on a motion from Abbey Wood ward, expressed “full confidence” […]

Rabbi: UOHC did not tell Jewish Chronicle rabbis’ pro-Corbyn letter was ‘fake news’

Earlier this month, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that the Jewish Chronicle (JC) had quietly amended its claim that a letter supporting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and signed by twenty-nine leading Orthodox rabbis, which had been published on this blog, was fake. This blog then revealed that conclusive evidence of the letter’s authenticity had been in the JC’s possession days before it eventually […]