The SKWAWKBOX continues to have an impact on the UK’s political narrative and events – and to be the target of concerted attacks by the Establishment and its media.
Since our last impact update in mid-November, this blog has:
- exposed the Tories killing an amendment that would have prevented them using the Official Secrets Act to hide evidence of child abuse
- forced the BBC to issue a public correction after it showed old footage of Jeremy Corbyn and claimed it was his Budget response
- showed the real attitudes of staff at GQ magazine after its Tory-supporting editor smeared Jeremy Corbyn almost unchallenged on national radio
- exposed a series of BBC ‘failures’ – all ‘coincidentally’ anti-Corbyn
- revealed the reality of Labour First and Progress receiving data submitted by anyone registering on a site supporting ‘independent’ candidates for Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC)
- exposed a serious security flaw in parliamentary IT processes, revealed by a desperate email from parliament’s ICT management service
- been credited by unions with a key role in the successful end to the Birmingham bin strike
- showed the BBC favouring Philip Hammond’s narrative on Budget day
- exposed the government’s failure to keep its promise to make the Universal Credit helpline free to call – the DWP finally implemented the change on the last day of November to save face
- revealed Welsh Labour’s disenfranchisement of its members
- exposed the nature of the pornography allegedly viewed by deputy-PM Damian Green
- revealed an email supporting a candidate for Labour’s NEC, sent to members by a centrist MP whose office received £36,000 from the candidate
- exposed attempts by right-wing Labour councillors in Rochdale to prevent members calling for the suspension of Rochdale’s council leader after he was alleged to have kept quiet about child abuse and to have misled the public inquiry into child sexual abuse
- exposed the reality behind centrist claims of a ‘purge’ of councillors in Haringey
- revealed Labour’s plans for ‘Democracy Review 2’ after the first year-long review ends
- exposed the reality behind attacks by right-wing Labour figures on the NEC’s changes to the election process for Young Labour’s NEC representative
- revealed that new Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard will take Scotland’s NEC seat in person
- exposed the falsehood of mainstream media slurs on a well-known Labour social media campaigner
and much more. In many cases this information was revealed exclusively by the SKWAWKBOX and may never have come to light otherwise.
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