Labour debunks ‘elitist donor’ claim

Right-wing ‘Labour’ sites have claimed that Labour has resurrected Tony Blair’s ‘Thousand Club’ and that this is because the party’s finances are less healthy than they have been since the pro-Corbyn membership surge wiped out Labour’s debts. As usual, it’s complete nonsense. A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX: It’s just a refocusing of our donor […]

May accused of ‘stealth GE’ mode as pollsters start gathering data on voter plans after deal fails

The Conservatives have been accused of entering ‘stealth general election’ mode in order to try to gain a head start on Labour, according to senior Labour sources. Theresa May’s tour of the country does not appear aimed at persuading voters to support her dismal Brexit ‘deal’ – she has spent only minutes at a time […]

Guardian deletes fake news re Momentum poll. Reality is very different

On Tuesday, Momentum published the results of a poll of its members’ opinions on Brexit and Labour’s priorities. That evening, the Guardian published a headline about those results that was entirely false: The paper later withdrew the false headline and amended the article to one more accurate – without noting the change – but the […]

TV-star-turned-candidate Nixon smeared by own party as US Dems copy anti-Corbyn playbook

Smeared and smeared alike: Nixon and Corbyn Picture the scene: a popular left-wing leadership candidate threatens the status quo of an Establishment, notionally-left political party, putting at risk the painstakingly-constructed business-as-usual cosiness that it clings to. In spite of huge threats from burgeoning right-wing extremism, the Establishment party turns on one of its own candidates, […]

‘Tory Glasto’ yesterday was absolutely bouncing..

‘Tory Glastonbury’ – or to give it its official title, the ‘Big Tent Festival of Ideas’ – took place yesterday. You could be excused for missing it, since it seems almost everyone else did: No, that’s not a spoof picture. In case you think it’s a one-off or an unflattering camera angle, here’s another from […]

Latest poll: SEVEN-point swing as Labour climbs two while Tories dive by five

If you’ve noticed a lot of suddenly-bald ‘centrists’, Tories and media editors around, it just might have something to do with the latest poll from Number Cruncher Politics. The ‘shock’ poll shows Labour leading the Tories after a seven-point swing*, with the Tories tumbling by five points while Labour climbed by two compared to the organisation’s […]

Labour members launch petition calling for action against ‘centrist’ sabotage

Last year, the SKWAWKBOX revealed a number of instances of right-wing Labour staffers undermining the party’s efforts and electoral prospects – and yesterday the Times published revelations that showed ‘Southside’ HQ staff faking social media campaigns to deceive the party’s leadership during last year’s general election campaign. Those suffering now under the Tories are suffering […]

Latest polling shows Corbyn still playing Brexit hand just right

Corbyn: playing a tough hand intelligently as latest polls show A small flood of polls released over the past few days show Labour opening a significant lead over the Tories as the Conservatives’ vote share crashes: The polling suggests the Tories are leaking support back to UKIP as a result of Theresa May’s disastrous week […]

Told you so: Labour right tried to sabotage GE2017 – it’s their fault we’re suffering Tory govt

In the wake of Labour’s not-really-a-shock surge in last year’s 2017 general election, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that staff at Labour’s ‘Southside’ HQ were so confident in their predictions of electoral disaster that they had deactivated the entry passes of Corbyn’s team – who, on arriving at the building as the Tories reeled at the emerging […]

Video: BBC DP’s biased notes for Labour democracy interview?

Left-wing commentator Ellie-Mae O’Hagan appeared on today’s edition of the BBC’s Daily Politics programme to discuss Labour’s possible new rules for the democratisation of the party. These have already been screamingly misrepresented by the Murdoch press and others as: The Times: Labour hard left ‘tightening its grip’ Ms O’Hagan was taken to task by a Labour […]