Monthly Archives: December 2017

Britvic informs 242 Norwich workers of redundancy – over Xmas lunch

SKWAWKBOX Drinks company Britvic has announced that it will be pulling out of Norwich, with the loss of 242 jobs. Norwich South Labour MP Clive Lewis issued a statement on the company’s decision via Facebook: I am so, so sorry … Continue reading

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Why did Davis leave Brexit negotiations to meet Dacre – and why so early?

SKWAWKBOX As the Political Scrapbook (PS) site revealed this afternoon, when Brexit Secretary David Davis arrived on 17 July of this year to begin the first round of discussions with EU negotiators he stayed for only an hour before leaving again – to … Continue reading

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Video: Corbaristas – Corbyn learns coffee skills to highlight #homelessness

SKWAWKBOX Labour leader – and double peace-award winner – Jeremy Corbyn put in a shift today as a trainee barista to highlight the issues of homelessness and a charity that helps them creatively. Corbyn was at Borough Market in London … Continue reading

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BBC still silent on Corbyn’s peace award – or awards

SKWAWKBOX On Friday, Jeremy Corbyn received a landmark award from the International Peace Bureau, the Campaign for World Democracy and the city of Geneva. It was Corbyn’s second major international award for peace (he received a Gandhi Foundation International Peace … Continue reading

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Tory spin can’t hide the reality of their massive bankers’ bonus

SKWAWKBOX Comment As the SKWAWKBOX publicised earlier, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has written an open letter – signatures are still open if you want to add yours – challenging Philip Hammond to reverse his planned £5 billion tax-cut for banks … Continue reading

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Corbyn peace award silence: FactCheck asks wrong question, gets wrong answer

SKWAWKBOX Comment At the weekend, the SKWAWKBOX published an article on the International Peace Bureau‘s (IPB) award to Jeremy Corbyn – and mentioned the mainstream media’s (MSM) complete lack of coverage. The article went viral. This afternoon, Channel 4’s FactCheck (C4FC) … Continue reading

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Author Nunns gives FT journo an object lesson in anti-Tory Twitter pwnage

SKWAWKBOX Alex Nunns is the author of the excellent The Candidate, an account of the 2015 Labour leadership contest that first put Jeremy Corbyn at the head of the party. He’s also one of the Labour social media activists who have … Continue reading

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Johnson about to make idiot of himself with hypocritical ‘scathing’ attack on Corbyn

SKWAWKBOX The S*n was tonight touting – idiotically – a speech – idiotic – to be made by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in which, to quote the tweeted words of the article’s author, he will ‘launch a blistering attack’ on … Continue reading

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Most interesting thing about Momentum electoral investigation? The media coverage

SKWAWKBOX The media are reporting this morning that the Electoral Commission (EC) is investigating a possible breach of spending rules by Momentum. The most interesting thing about this is this: The media are reporting this morning that the Electoral Commission … Continue reading

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Exclusive: panicked email exposes massive parliamentary IT security flaw

SKWAWKBOX As the media has covered in the last couple of days, Tory MP Nadine Dorries’ attempt to defend Damian Green over his alleged viewing of pornography on his parliamentary computer led to her rash admission that she routinely lets … Continue reading

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