The govt’s deportation document – for Jamaicans and only Jamaicans #Windrush

Home Secretary Amber Rudd remains under huge pressure to resign, following her admission today that the Home Office does have targets for the removal of Commonwealth and other citizens – on top of a series of scandals about the government’s abysmal, inhumane treatment of Windrush-generation citizens. The existence of a newly-discovered government document, stored on official […]

Video: Lammy makes Rudd’s position untenable – pointing out all she claims not to know

Labour back-bencher David Lammy has been widely praised for his part in Labour’s pressure on Theresa May’s ‘human shield‘ over the Windrush scandal, Home Secretary Amber Rudd – and this morning he may have driven a big nail into the coffin of her career. Just by pointing out, with calm gravitas, what she claims she […]

Video: for transparency, #MarcWadsworth’s actual words re Ruth Smeeth

Labour activist Marc Wadsworth has been a controversial figure since Jewish MP Ruth Smeeth walked out of the launch of the Chakrabarti Report in 2016 and alleged that he had – quote marks hers – accused her of a “media conspiracy”, which is a well-known antisemitic trope. As it’s important for the context in which […]

Video: unbelievable – S*n political editor – “you can’t point to anything we’ve said untrue”

You seriously couldn’t make this up. In a BBC exchange with Faiza Shaheen, the director of the Class think-tank, the S*n’s political editor – with a straight face – claims that she couldn’t “point to a single thing we’ve ever said that was untrue”. Ms Shaheen’s face tells its own story:   In case Mr […]

Video: Sky says what BBC won’t – May pressured to resign, Rudd her likely human shield

The government – and Theresa May personally – have been in disarray this week as public outrage and international humiliation over the Tories’ treatment of ‘Windrush generation’ citizens have snowballed, as more and more information has come to light and successive attempts to deflect or hide blame have failed, in spite of attempts by much […]

“Hostile environment” Windrush deportations not new – as chilling archive video shows

The opening frames of chilling Foreign Office video The House of Commons – and social media – have been rightly brimming with outrage at the injustice of the treatment of ‘Windrush generation‘ immigrants to the UK from Jamaica as a result of Theresa May’s “hostile environment” policies. People who have lived in the UK as […]

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 […]

Video: BBC shows Russia vote-stuffing footage – but with a curious coincidence

That ballot-stuffing takes place in Russia is not seriously in doubt however, BBC News used footage of the same two women ‘ballot stuffing’ in two different elections to substantiate claims of extent Russian vote-rigging coincidence or otherwise, revelation reflects poorly on BBC editorial practices BBC fails to respond to question whether it knew it had done […]

#OPCW report’s ‘confirmed findings’ underline Boris Johnson’s dishonesty

The mainstream media headlines are touting that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) report, which was published at noon today, confirms the government’s claim that the substance that poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal and a police officer in Salisbury ‘is Novichok’. However, the report itself – or rather, the executive summary that […]

Four curiosities in Yulia Skripal’s ‘official’ statement – and their significance

The statement released by the Metropolitan Police today on behalf of Yulia Skripal has been treated with extreme suspicion by social media users It contains a number of ‘curiosities’ that are fuelling public distrust among those who doubt its authenticity While not probative, these curiosities mean that Russian claims that Ms Skripal is under duress […]