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 […]

The 205 Lab MPs who supported Corbyn call for parliament to approve military action

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn Today in the House of Commons, after a debate in which a number of centrist back-benchers again disgraced themselves, two hundred and five of Labour’s two hundred and fifty nine MPs backed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s emergency debate for parliamentary approval to be required before the UK launches military action. Corbyn […]

Three times Corbyn supported (genuine) humanitarian troop deployments

This week, the Tories and a few backbench Labour ‘moderate warmongers’ have attempted to portray a false dichotomy in the Commons debates on Syria, claiming that the choice has been between dropping bombs for ‘humanitarian’ reasons or doing nothing at all. This is of course entirely false. The media, backing up the claims of Establishment […]

Video: a simple question from Corbyn outraged the warmongers

Jeremy Corbyn asked a number of searching questions of Theresa May in the Commons on Monday – including asking her why international journalists and local people were able to clamber among the rubble of supposed chemical weapons facilities with no protective clothing. But one question in particular caused howls of outrage from the Tories – […]

Video: uproar in House as Laura Smith asks when Trump ‘instructed’ May to take military action

As one right-wing Labour MP after another disgraced her- or himself by standing up in the House of Commons this afternoon to give cover to Theresa May for her premature and probably illegal missile attack on Syria – which hit the wrong places anyway – Laura Smith, Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich, did Labour […]

Johnson praised Assad for success v ISIS. ISIS used missile attacks to cover Damascus assault

Assad is a tyrant Two years ago, Boris Johnson was praising him for pushing back ISIS Missile strikes probably illegal under international law ISIS used the weekend’s US, UK and French missile attacks to launch new assault The government ordered missile attacks against Syria last weekend – hitting facilities that appear, from the reaction of […]

Video: BBC’s CBS clip gives away – no chemical weapons in destroyed Syria lab

BBC News showed footage of tour of destroyed Barza facility Barza said to be major chemical and bio weapon facility Barza hit by more missiles than any other during weekend’s strikes protective equipment conspicuous by its absence The BBC does not often help expose government fiction these days, but with the help of a video […]

Video: Marr to Corbyn “it’s strange – the people agree with you on Syria!” Easy to see why

There was an interesting little passage this morning on the BBC’s Marr show during Andrew Marr’s interview with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, in which the presenter hinted that he found the UK public a bit baffling – because they agree with Corbyn on Syria. Corbyn’s response will resonate with a big majority of us – and […]

Video: Tory minister Johnson suffering ‘technology interfering’ on BBCQT

Seems the ‘technical interference’ affecting Tory minister Jo Johnson’s answer on last night’s BBC Question Time programme was his accidentally-activated Siri: However, that fact may not be much less embarrassing for the minister. See here. The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to […]

OPCW en route to Syria for Douma inspection

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has announced that it has a team en route to Syria in response to the Russian government’s request to conduct an inspection in the town of Douma, the site of an alleged chlorine gas attack last weekend. The team is expected to begin work on Saturday. […]