Monthly Archives: July 2017

Important: Labour marginals candidate selection – please read and share

SKWAWKBOX As the SKWAWKBOX covered last week, Labour’s NEC (National Executive Committee) has signed off on a change of procedure for the selection of parliamentary candidates in eighty key target seats the party aims to win in the next General … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Exclusive: CLP bans ‘old men’ phrase re council exec appointments

SKWAWKBOX In early June, the SKWAWKBOX published an article concerning ‘nine old white men’ – Tory men – who had been allowed to dominate a BBC Question Time election special just before voters went to the polls. The article contained … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Members to control candidate selections in 80 marginals this autumn

SKWAWKBOX A crucial victory was achieved by the left at the NEC meeting last week, where Tom Watson’s absence allowed decision to pass that will be welcomed by the vast majority of Labour members. After the frustration of having to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Exclusive: race/homophobia accusations and denial in Ealing council selections

SKWAWKBOX Ealing Labour council candidate selections have been problematic for some time. In February, a story broke about unreasonable hurdles placed in the path of candidates that seemed clearly designed to prevent Corbyn supporters being selected – and which resulted … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blair stopped Corbyn’s #deselection? No, he wanted ‘show-trials’

SKWAWKBOX Former Labour Chief Whip Hilary Armstrong has made a clumsy attempt in Saturday’s Guardian to guilt supporters of Jeremy Corbyn into abandoning hopes of democratically deselecting obstructive MPs – by claiming that Tony Blair saved the Labour leader from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Video: Leadsom’s world-class trolling by Waterstones – but tragic too #WCA

SKWAWKBOX Tory front-bencher Andrea Leadsom has been the subject of much mirth since she called Jane Austen ‘one of our greatest living authors’ in the Commons yesterday during a discussion of the new ten-pound note, which features the famous writer … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Texts show Mail removed exonerating info in attack-piece on this blog

SKWAWKBOX As most readers will know, the SKWAWKBOX was the target of what many have called a ‘doxxing’ attack by the Daily Mail, with libel added for good measure – and the S*n piled on with its own version. Certainly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Children CANNOT ‘consent’. What the **** is the MoJ playing at?

SKWAWKBOX Horrendous news reported by the Guardian this morning that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) – an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has denied compensation to around seven hundred children for sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Important: WRAG/sanction – don’t panic yet

SKWAWKBOX Earlier today the SKWAWKBOX published an article about the application of the Universal Credit (UC) ‘claimant commitment’ to disabled people. That article was based on information from a recent DWP employee and the details were confirmed before publication by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Creasy strife with members over cancelled speakers and more

SKWAWKBOX One of a number of newspaper headlines about strife in Walthamstow Labour MP Stella Creasy was in the headlines recently regarding her amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for equal abortion rights for women in Northern Ireland. The government, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment