Monthly Archives: November 2017

3yo boy has seizure on train – guard there to help. For now

SKWAWKBOX Last Friday on Merseyside – on the 16.36hrs service from West Kirby to Liverpool, to be precise – a young boy became seriously ill after suffering a seizure. If Merseyrail’s plans to remove guards from their trains to cut … Continue reading

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Why did the BBC pretend this clip was Corbyn’s #Budget17 response? It wasn’t

SKWAWKBOX Last night, the BBC’s Newsnight programme, as you’d expect, featured analysis of Philip Hammond’s Budget speech. It also purported to feature a clip of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s response. But it didn’t. Below on the left is a still … Continue reading

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Vid: All the abuse, Corbyn kept cool. Tories scoff at vulnerable, this happens

SKWAWKBOX Yesterday, the SKWAWKBOX shared a video of Jeremy Corbyn’s angry reaction when Tories tried to disrupt his response to Hapless Hammond’s Budget. But Corbyn was not angry at being interrupted – he was livid at the Tories’ callous dismissiveness … Continue reading

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Tories trying to claim rail high ground with a few rail-cards. Here’s the truth

SKWAWKBOX In one of what will no doubt be a number of meaningless sops the ‘MSM’ will focus on for some positive PR, the Tories are planning to give rail-cards to 26-30yos, to ‘help them get on in life’. As … Continue reading

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Tories killed measure to stop Official Secrets Act blocking child abuse evidence

SKWAWKBOX As the SKWAWKBOX covered on Tuesday, Theresa May and her successor as Home Secretary have been accused of using ‘national security’ to withhold evidence of child abuse from IICSA – the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The accusation … Continue reading

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‘Illiterate’ EU amendment looks like sabotage if you have facts. Here they are

SKWAWKBOX Monday night saw what looked like attempts by the Establishment to stir outrage against the Labour leadership that they’ve been unable to touch by legitimate means – with a side-order of distracting from the Tories’ chaos over Brexit and … Continue reading

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Video: is this why Hammond trampling safety in Budget rush to driverless cars?

SKWAWKBOX The furore around heartless Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s remark on the BBC’s Marr show yesterday that there are no unemployed people has obscured some of the other warning signals about his budget plans that might otherwise have drawn attention. One in … Continue reading

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Nature of Green’s alleged ‘parliament porn’ revealed

SKWAWKBOX First Secretary of State and de facto deputy PM Damian Green has denied responsibility for ‘extreme pornography’ that senior police allege was found on his parliamentary computer. Articles by the Metro and S*n today claim that the material found on … Continue reading

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Tory backbenchers refuse to sit behind govt on UC debate

SKWAWKBOX As Universal Credit (UC) was debated again in Parliament on Thursday, Labour MP Barry Gardiner tweeted a remarkable observation from the Commons chamber: Gardiner may not have been allowed to take a picture from within the chamber, but screengrabs … Continue reading

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Tory #CutsKill 120,000 people

SKWAWKBOX Image by @ukdemockery A report by the British Medical Journal published just minutes ago links almost 120,000 ‘excess’ deaths – in England aloneand across a period of just seven years – to Tory cuts in health and social care spending. 120,000. … Continue reading

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