Monthly Archives: July 2017

Important: Labour marginals candidate selection – please read and share

Originally posted on The 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…

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

Originally posted on The 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…

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Members to control candidate selections in 80 marginals this autumn

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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