Camden Momentum’s rebuke to national re smear response: “with every scalp taken, a new target will soon loom into view”

A Camden Momentum banner At the beginning of this month, the SKWAWKBOX strongly criticised the decision of the officer group of Momentum’s NCG (National Coordinating Group) to withdraw support from National Executive Committee (NEC) candidate Peter Willsman over misrepresented comments Willsman had made during an NEC meeting, calling the decision ‘idiotic and reckless’. Local Momentum […]

Excl: Bakers’ union on NEC backs Code of Conduct – attacking it through media is ‘cowardly’

BFAWU President Ian Hodson The SKWAWKBOX spoke exclusively to Baker’s union (BFAWU) president Ian Hodson this morning about his take on the current and increasingly ridiculous smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and a full article on his hard-hitting comments will be published shortly. But one of the key elements of the discussion was his statement […]

Labour First-backed NEC candidate Wimbury name-dropping Corbyn in campaign

Ballots in the crucial election of nine members of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) have started to go out today –  and Labour members who support Jeremy Corbyn need to vote for all nine candidates on the left ‘slate‘, as any deviation risks opening a door to the right-wingers who want to block Labour’s impetus as […]

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 […]

Video: Bercow’s ‘apology’ is a master-class in subtle parliamentary shade

Yesterday, Commons Speaker John Bercow made an ‘apology’ in the House for calling – with justification – Andrea Leadsom’s decision to use a ministerial statement to erode time for Labour’s Grenfell Tower debate ‘stupid’ – or, as he put it, making a ‘muttered aside‘. It was an object lesson in making an ‘apology’ that nobody could […]