Monthly Archives: September 2017

Independent media or the BBC to blame for trust collapse? Take a look

SKWAWKBOX As the SKWAWKBOX pointed out earlier, the BBC’s Nick Robinson blames independent (and almost exclusively left) media for the collapse in public trust of the ‘MSM’ (mainstream media) – but the BBC’s own report on its activities damns the … Continue reading

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Tories’ evil sanction regime in a horrific nutshell

SKWAWKBOX The Tories have been censured by the UN for their vile abuse of disabled people and benefit claimants – not a fact that you will see much mentioned in the mainstream media, apart from small articles tucked away in … Continue reading

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Leaked, tragic letter: govt knew #Grenfell waiting to happen. Will inquiry ignore?

SKWAWKBOX As the government’s public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster begins, exactly three months after the terrible events took place, minds are turning again with interest that should never have waned to the fire that took so many lives … Continue reading

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Journo-bias table: creator talks rationale, updated version

SKWAWKBOX As the SKWAWKBOX recently covered, a ‘political commentator bias’ table published by Twitter user @the_awakened caused consternation among many journalists, matched by equal parts of interest and amusement among the politically-interested, Twitter-using public, by ranking journalists and commentators according … Continue reading

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The EU and the slow coup against Jeremy Corbyn

Originally posted on Against Reaction:
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party poses a threat to the rule of big business. This much is clear from the panic currently gripping the establishment, both inside and outside of the Labour Party.…

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Tories reeling after SIX by-election losses as #CorbynSurge continues

SKWAWKBOX Last night was dubbed ‘Super Thursday’ by some media outlets because it saw no fewer than fourteen council by-elections. It wasn’t ‘super’ for a Tory party now reeling from losses to Labour – and even two seats to the Greens. … Continue reading

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Desperate minority govt trying to bypass democracy

SKWAWKBOX As the Huffington Post pointed out yesterday, the government is trying to rig Parliament by passing a rule on the composition of parliamentary committees to guarantee a Tory majority on the ‘powerhouses of all prospective laws’. Not content with … Continue reading

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“Literally homophobia” – Young Conservatives in new Whatsapp scandal

SKWAWKBOX Amid the unfolding debacle of ‘Tory Momentum’ Twitter accounts and fresh from the scandal of the ‘gassing chavs’ disgrace, Young Conservatives have embroiled themselves in a fresh Whatsapp hate-speech scandal with a series of derisory comments about gay, trans … Continue reading

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#Birminghambinstrike: cabinet DID support Clancy deal, here’s the count

SKWAWKBOX Bins piling high in Birmingham – but where does blame lie? At the weekend, the SKWAWKBOX broke the news that Birmingham City Council had agreed a deal with union Unite to retain the pay-grade and salary of ‘leading hand’ refuse … Continue reading

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Bham council must not be allowed to scapegoat Clancy to renege on bin deal

SKWAWKBOX Birmingham City Council (BCC) leader John Clancy is under pressure to resign after the SKWAWKBOX this morning exclusively revealed an email he sent advising council officers that a deal struck with union Unite had been fully approved: As of … Continue reading

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