Monthly Archives: October 2017

Audio: Tory front-bencher’s #Weinstein rape joke on BBC. Spot difference?

The SKWAWKBOX Michael Gove: ‘clumsy’? Michael Gove appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning – and made a joke comparing being interviewed by John Humphrys being like entering the bedroom of alleged rapist Harvey Weinstein: Gove later apologised for his ‘clumsy’ … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt gets cocky – then gets schooled. #NHS

The SKWAWKBOX Very few people who know anything about the NHS would dispute the fact that Jeremy Hunt is the most unfit and damaging Health Secretary in history. For most, it’s a relief when Hunt does one of his frequent … Continue reading

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Tory councillors accused of online transphobia and abuse

The SKWAWKBOX Two Conservative councillors in Morpeth, Northumberland, have been accused of transphobic and abusive comments on a Facebook group, including one instance involving a graphic of Hitler referring to gas chambers for someone with ‘complicated’ gender identity. The councillors, … Continue reading

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DWP Secretary #ChickenGauke hides from UC urgent question debate

The SKWAWKBOX The Lesser ChickenGauke Last week the Tories hid from the vote on their Universal Credit (UC) roll-out – resulting in a 299-0 defeat for the government, followed by a ridiculous attempt, slapped down with derision by the Speaker, … Continue reading

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Video: senior Polish politician: EU would rather deal with Corbyn

The SKWAWKBOX Radosław ‘Radek’ Sikorski is a prominent Polish politician. As a former Defence minister, a former Speaker of the Polish ‘Sejm’ (lower house) and a seven-year Foreign Minister of the Polish government, he’s ‘been around the block’ – and … Continue reading

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Reckless BBC publishes names and addresses of protestors

The SKWAWKBOX The frequency, scale and nature of attacks on the ‘new left media’ (NLM) are escalating. Last month, BBC Chair Sir David Clementi made a barely-veiled and misdirected attack on the NLM. He started by complaining about audiences booing … Continue reading

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Establishment escalating attacks on SKWAWBOX and other left media

The SKWAWKBOX The Establishment and its media allies have long had the knives out for what might best be termed the ‘new left media’ (NLM), such as the SKWAWKBOX, Canary, Evolve Politics,  Another Angry Voice and others. Small wonder, since we’re a … Continue reading

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