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

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 in … Continue reading

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

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 journalists … Continue reading

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

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 staff. … Continue reading

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Fin Times writer tries to troll SKWAWKBOX. Backfires hilariously

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 good … Continue reading

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

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

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 – and … Continue reading

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Hunt at Southport 11.30am tomorrow. Why not go and say hello?

SKWAWKBOX The SKWAWKBOX has received a tip-off that worst-Health-Secretary-in-history Jeremy Hunt will visit Southport hospital on Merseyside tomorrow, 22 August, at 11.30am. NHS campaigners are looking for as many people as possible to attend to make sure Hunt – the … Continue reading

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Most dangerous rule-change in years is in line for Conference 2017 vote

SKWAWKBOX Every year at Labour’s annual Conference, a number of rule-changes or ‘constitutional amendments’ are debated by delegates and, if approved, become part of the party’s rule-book. Last year’s Conference in Liverpool, ironically, saw Labour’s bureaucracy break, bend and ignore … Continue reading

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Daily Mail trying to get SKWAWKBOX’s story on abuse-accused Chief Constable

SKWAWKBOX On Monday, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the news that a serving Chief Constable of a UK police force has been accused of complicity in serious child sexual abuse. The logo of the government’s abuse inquiry In spite of police interviewing … Continue reading

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