Monthly Archives: June 2017

Expert structural engineer: ‘#Grenfell is about corruption NOT building regs’

The SKWAWKBOX Paul Follows is a hugely experienced Consulting Structural Engineer, Forensic Specialist and Residential Refurbishment Designer who has taken a keen professional and personal interest in the terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower and its aftermath. Earlier this week, he used his … Continue reading

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LibDems bend over for the Tories to maintain austerity

The SKWAWKBOX It seems to be getting remarkably little attention, but while most of the Queen’s Speech votes in Parliament on Weds and Thursday were won by the Tories 323-309 because of their DUP supporters, the first vote on Thursday … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Gardiner on the Queen’s Speech EU ‘tantrum’: ‘unhelpful’

The SKWAWKBOX Labour’s ‘smiling assassin’ media-terroriser Barry Gardiner Softly-spoken Labour MP Barry Gardiner, who terrorised mainstream media interviewers during the General Election campaign with his pinpoint attacks on their bias and poor journalism and talked at length to the SKWAWKBOX about … Continue reading

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Umunna’s EU amendment. Nothing to do with his front-bench rejection, of course

The SKWAWKBOX Chuka Umunna’s grandstanding on his unwinnable EU amendment on Thursday was only ever going to serve the purposes of one person: Chuka Umunna. But it was nothing new. Just after the General Election, Umunna was telling LBC Radio that … Continue reading

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Video: council aborts mtg as press present. Way to improve public trust #Grenfell

The SKWAWKBOX Tory-led RBKC (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) council cancelled a council meeting tonight because a judge had ordered the council to allow press to attend. In a context of shredded public trust nationwide and even more in … Continue reading

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Cheering Tories say we don’t deserve opinion as they cut rescue services pay

The SKWAWKBOX A very revealing exchange on Twitter between journalist Paul Mason and Tory MP Gary Streeter following the Tories’ shameful decision on Wednesday to vote down a pay increase for public sector workers, including the same firefighters, police and … Continue reading

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#SchrodingersCap Tory chaos as May u-turns on her #uturn

The SKWAWKBOX Theresa May’s government clearly doesn’t need a ‘coalition of chaos’ – she and her party are more than capable of chaos without any help from anyone. Faced with an always-strong (but now at last recognised as such) Jeremy … Continue reading

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