Barnet tragedy unravels. String of suicide attempts in council offices, failed security, alarms not working

Emergency vehicles at Barnet House last Wednesday Last Wednesday in the North London borough of Barnet, a woman apparently driven to desperation by her situation set herself alight in the housing office of Tory-run Barnet council. She was last reported in critical but stable condition in hospital and an update on her condition is awaited […]

Desperate woman sets fire to herself in Tory-run Barnet council office. MSM ignore

A woman in evidently desperate straits has set fire to herself in the housing office of Tory-run Barnet council – and the mainstream media appear to have ignored the incident entirely. The parent of an eyewitness described the incident: My daughter took her mother to an appointment at Barnet Council ( Tory) housing office yesterday […]

All Liverpool CLP Chairs, Secs, sign letter calling on fire authority to abandon accelerated cuts

Merseyside firefighters are in dispute with the area’s fire authority over its plans for a major downgrade of fire cover on top of cuts already made in the first eight years of Tory government. Earlier this month, residents of sixty square miles of the Wirral peninsula were left with no cover during the night as all […]

Breaking: Met Police ‘find bottle of Novichok’ at Rowley’s residence

The Metropolitan Police Service has just announced that they found – on Wednesday – a bottle containing Novichok toxin at the home of Charlie Rowley, one of the victims of the recent Amesbury poisoning. No information about how it is meant to have arrived there has been released, although Mr Rowley is now conscious. No […]

Excl: residents claim water connection “failed” during today’s fire at Grenfell neighbour tower

Today, as the public inquiry continued into the Grenfell Tower disaster that claimed so many lives just over a year ago, a fire broke out on the 16th floor of the neighbouring Whitstable House residential block, just a hundred metres or so from Grenfell. The fire was covered by much of the national media – […]

Video: Dowden testimony shows Johnson’s fire cuts worsened Grenfell. Johnson: ‘Get Stuffed’

London Fire Brigade’s ‘Incident Commander’ Michael Dowden has received huge support on social media after receiving a brutal grilling during the Grenfell inquiry yesterday, in what many feared might turn into an attempt to pin the blame for the terrible death-toll on Dowden and the LFB. The #IAmMichaelDowden hashtag, reflecting the truth that anyone faced […]

Eyewitness on Corbyn’s Grenfell hug: “the boy ran up, Jeremy responded immediately”

The SKWAWKBOX earlier featured a deeply-moving, candid moment as Jeremy Corbyn was captured hugging a young Grenfell marcher – and the immediate attempt of Tory bots and (probably paid) trolls to dismiss the powerful, dangerous image as staged. But Labour MP Karen Lee described the moment in a reply to a Facebook post of the […]

Some idiots think Corbyn’s #Grenfell hug staged. Their problem is, here’s May..

Jeremy Corbyn was caught unawares today during a moment of eloquent solidarity with a young man during Thursday’s Grenfell Tower commemoration. It was deeply humane, absolutely un-self-conscious and spoke volumes about the Labour leader and why the UK needs him as our next Prime Minister: So of course, the bots and paid trolls were sent […]

If ever an image showed why this country needs Corbyn as Prime Minister…

A remarkable image captured away from TV and press cameras during today’s commemoration of the Grenfell Tower tragedy speaks far more than a thousand words: Corbyn’s simple act of natural, unembarrased solidarity and compassion – just one of many he has shown, largely in private, towards those whose lives were torn apart by the completely […]

As we remember #Manchester victims, remember this. #security #cuts

As the nation remembers the victims of the Manchester bombing, with grief for those killed and admiration for those who have overcome terrible injuries, the Establishment is presenting that grief and inspiration without proper recognition of what went before. In the aftermath of the bombing a year ago, as the UK prepared for a general […]