Monthly Archives: August 2017

New Tory youth movement ‘Activate’ deletes webpage after ridicule

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
Oh dear. The Tories have launched a new organisation called ‘Activate‘ in a vain attempt to capture the youth vote. The organisation is supposed to be run by and for young people. But if…

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BBC silence on #ToryElectionFraud2 kills even pretence of impartiality

The SKWAWKBOX If you get your news from the BBC, you may well have no idea that the Tories are now being investigated for serious, multi-faceted election fraud in the recent General Election affecting no fewer than ten seats the Tories won … Continue reading

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This ‘journo-bias table’ looks set to go viral

The SKWAWKBOX Twitter account @the_awakened appears to have set a cat among pigeons with a tweet of a spreadsheet table showing his/her assessment of British journalists and their political position or bias: The table is causing a furore as agitated … Continue reading

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Opportunism meets genius to give NHS staff a boost and Hunt palpitations

The SKWAWKBOX Sharp-eyed, quick-witted NHS supporters ‘Elle M Bee’ and friends combined opportunism with a stroke of genius to make Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s life uncomfortable – and to give a much-needed morale-boost to junior doctors and other beleaguered NHS … Continue reading

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Fin Times writer tries to troll SKWAWKBOX. Backfires hilariously

The SKWAWKBOX This morning, the excellent Labour MP Laura Pidcock tweeted about the fantastic interview she gave to the SKWAWKBOX a couple of weeks ago. Happy days. Sebastian Payne, political leader writer for the Financial Times decided this was a … Continue reading

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Tories boast re disadvantaged uni students. And of course they lie

The SKWAWKBOX The Conservatives’ Facebook page has posted a boast about an increase in the number of students from a disadvantaged background going to university. They were lying: As Facebook user Mark Attwood pointed out, the claim was grossly misleading … Continue reading

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Huge privatisation by firm linked to Crosby

The SKWAWKBOX The huge financial services group, Macquarie, has announced the completion of its £2.3bn purchase of the UK’s Green Investment Bank. This marks the second major purchase of a UK institution by the Australian corporation, which previously bought – … Continue reading

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