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 […]

Murdoch press covers poll showing Labour fall. Ignores poll showing Labour ahead

The Times features a YouGov poll showing the Labour Party dropping three points in Westminster voting intention and the Tories rising by a single point: The poll found that 39 per cent of people said they would vote Tory, up one point compared with last week when both parties were level. Labour dropped three points […]

Mandatory selection set to pass conference with Unite backing

As the SKWAWKBOX reported yesterday, Unite insiders – one of the UK’s and Labour’s largest unions – say that the union is set to get firmly behind changes to party rules to bring in ‘mandatory reselection’ (MR) of Labour MPs. Activists, along with MPs such as Chris Williamson, have been campaigning for the change to […]

Corbyn’s voting record shows latest Murdoch press smear more desperate than ever

Jeremy Corbyn in 2010 The latest smear by the Times attempts to smear Jeremy Corbyn by association with a Jewish Holocaust survivor. In 2010, according to the Murdoch rag, Jeremy Corbyn: spoke at and opened a talk entitled Never Again — for Anyone. The event was part of a UK tour called Never Again for […]

Field boycotts CLP in strop over photo. CLP demands apology for S*n column

As the SKWAWKBOX reported on Friday, right-wing Labour MP Frank Field suffered a serious reverse on Friday when more than eighty percent of Birkenhead members at their monthly CLP (constituency Labour party) meeting voted in favour of a motion of no confidence in the MP and for the withdrawal of the Labour whip. Members were expressing […]

Breaking: Birkenhead CLP’s overwhelming no-confidence/withdrawal of whip vote v Field

Frank Field MP during an earlier censure by his CLP The repercussions of the decision of four Labour MPs to prop up Theresa May and her government during last week’s tight vote on her EU trade bill continue. Last night the SKWAWKBOX reported on the overwhelming vote by Vauxhall CLP (constituency Labour party) to express […]

Close-up video of May’s face as she faces Irish vote-cheat grilling is revealing

Four faces of Theresa May, grilled in Dublin over Tory vote-cheating Theresa May is in Ireland today – and faced a grilling from Irish journalists about the Tories’ ‘pairing breach’ vote-cheating scandal. It must have been a shock to her system compared to the anodyne tee-ups she receives from most UK ‘MSM’ – for a […]

Watch May lie to Parliament to claim pairing breach vote-cheating was ‘in error’

Theresa May lied to Parliament yesterday. During Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), she told MPs that Chief Whip Julian Smith and Conservative party chair Brandon Lewis broke pairing – in other words, cheated to win a tight vote – in error. We now know – because Smith admitted it – that he did it intentionally. Had […]

Whip Smith’s allies: “it’s ok, he didn’t know pairing was with pregnant MP”

Tory Whip Julian Smith Tory Whip Julian Smith is under huge and growing pressure to resign – or be sacked – for pressuring Tory MPs to break their ‘pairing’ promise to absent MPs by voting in this week’s tight vote on Theresa May’s customs plan. Party Chair Brandon Lewis – the front-man for the Tories’ […]

May back to square one as Speaker rules govt’s trade bill is subject to rejection by Lords

Theresa May escaped a likely fall from office over her trade bill this week by the skin of her teeth, thanks to unprecedented, cowardly surrenders to her hard right fringe and a betrayal of female MPs. But it looks like it was a futile exercise as a ruling by the House of Lords means she […]