Theresa May’s betrayal to win vote – it’s not her first offence…

Theresa May: devoid of principle and has form to prove it As the SKWAWKBOX just published, Theresa May broke a solemn promise this evening to save her skin, by having ‘paired’ MPs – who were not supposed to vote because they were paired with women MPs who couldn’t attend to vote as they are on […]

Professor’s powerful email rejecting May’s Windrush invitation is a must-read/share

Professor Gus John (image: Gus John Twitter profile) Professor Gus John is an award-winning writer, educator and campaigner, who was born in Grenada in the 1940s and moved to the UK at the age of nineteen. He received an email from Downing Street inviting him to this Friday’s reception for the 70th anniversary of the […]

Video: #Gassama rescue spectacular – but disturbing edge to Establishment narrative

Video of Malian Mamoudou Gassama’s spectacular rescue of a child dangling from an apartment balcony has rightly gone viral – and Mr Gassama has been offered citizenship and a job by French president Macron: Gassama’s act was heroic, selfless and incredibly impressive and he fully deserves the praise and reward he has received. But the […]

Excl audio: Lewisham East shortlister Claudia Webbe on what drives her to stand

Earlier today, the SKWAWKBOX conducted an interview with NEC member and shortlisted applicant for Labour’s candidacy for the Lewisham East parliamentary seat vacated by Heidi Alexander’s move to the London mayor’s office, Claudia Webbe. The interview lasted almost an hour and ranged over topics as varied as Gaza and the NHS – but right at […]

May broke ancient protocols to defeat Windrush transparency. What was she so desperate to hide?

The Tories have already created outrage and a great deal of suspicion by their decision to ‘whip’ Wednesday’s vote against Labour’s call for documents and communications about May’s racist ‘hostile environment’ policies that have inflicted so much damage and distress – including deportation, homelessness, denial of medical treatment – on our ‘Windrush generation’ citizens. Since […]

Tories win vote on document release as the right betrays the Windrush generation

The Windrush arriving in 1948 The Tories have defeated a Labour motion for the release of all documents and communications concerning policies and actions affecting the UK’s Windrush citizens, by 316 votes to 221. Theresa May whipped her party to participate in a vote on a Labour motion – revealing how much she has to hide […]

Tories so scared to reveal documents, they bring 3-line whip to maintain #WindrushCoverup

So far, since the General Election, the government has been so scared of losing a Labour-sponsored vote in Parliament that they have ‘whipped‘ MPs not to vote on ‘Opposition Day’ motions – gifting Labour the win so that they can claim they were not defeated, but simply abstained. In short, they have preferred to run away. […]

More pressure on May to resign – she personally vetoed NHS doctor visas

Yet more pressure is piling onto Theresa May with the revelation in tonight’s Evening Standard that she personally vetoed visas for Indian doctors desperately needed by the NHS. Hospital trusts went public last week on the dangers the block – which has prevented the arrival of hundreds of doctors just since last December – has posed to NHS […]

Video: Labour’s Butler to C4 – “May needs to resign”. C4 – “how much more can she take?”

Labour front-bencher Dawn Butler pulled no punches last week when telling Sky News and the Commons about Theresa May’s lie – to MPs and the nation – about the destruction of the historical landing cards of the arriving Windrush generation – an act that made it far harder for UK citizens to prove their right […]

Video: new Home Secretary Javid misleads House

New Home Secretary Sajid Javid – supposedly the new broom to put things right at the Home Office after the racist policies of his two predecessors caused misery for thousands of Windrush citizens – started where his immediate predecessor left off. By making a provably-untrue statement to MPs and the nation – less than ten minutes […]