The three weeks or so since the last round-up have been as busy as ever – and have included some of the SKWAWKBOX’s most explosive revelations. Below are just a few of the stories that this blog has either broken exclusively or highlighted when the mainstream was ignoring it – many of which have had direct effects on the political landscape.
- revealing the scandal of the wholesale deselection of all Enfield Labour’s black councillors – and the ensuing protest letters from an array of community organisations
- also in Enfield, revealing the outrage caused by the ‘irregularly’-elected council leader’s decision to block a motion to protect threatened staff – and the response of the deputy leader in asking the whole Labour council group to call for an investigation into the leader’s behaviour
- then, as events triggered in Enfield by the SKWAWKBOX’s revelations spiralled, the unprecedented letter sent by half of the council Cabinet and others to the party demanding a full investigation into anti-democratic selections overseen by the now-leader of the council
- highlighting the significance of a London fire officer’s testimony to the Grenfell inquiry – that Boris Johnson’s cuts to fire services and facilities had played a key role in the terrible loss of life – and the convicted ‘cyber-stalker’ targeting the officer
- exposing anti-democratic practices in the Sandwell heartland of the Labour hard right
- revealing Tory front-bencher Boris Johnson’s ‘desperate’ demands for a move to a safe seat because of his fear of the next ‘Corbyn surge’
- showing the massive contrast between the approaches to the refugee crisis of Jeremy Corbyn and ‘great centrist hope’ David Miliband
- highlighting the colossal ‘fail‘ of a Tory councillor who attempted to mock a Jeremy Corbyn tweet about England’s World Cup team
- revealing the unhealthy closeness of Tories and centrists at the ‘People’s vote’ march
- resisting attempts by a council’s lawyer to block this blog’s publication of evidence of a potential housing-law breach by a key West Midlands right-winger
- in the same borough, breaking the news that, when the council leader claimed the authority does not use confidentiality agreements, his own family member had been paid for signing one – news that the same council lawyer tried to force the SKWAWKBOX to suppress
- still in the same Sandwell borough, exposing the boorish behaviour of a senior council figure who reduced a female former employee to tears – at a funeral
- exposing Labour First MP John Spellar’s undeclared ownership of a share of the club to which taxpayers pay thousands of pounds a year for his office rental
- revealing Theresa May’s inadvertent admission that she plans to deepen the NHS funding crisis
- highlighting in advance the government’s cowardice and the inevitable, centrist-humiliating failure of Tory ‘rebels’ to actually rebel in a key Brexit vote
- exposing the gaping holes in centrist ‘stop Brexit’ protesters’ claims to have been ‘ejected’ from Labour’s ‘Labour Live’ event, with video evidence and eyewitness testimony – and the vile behaviour of some protesters toward festival-goers
- revealing the problems with the claims to pro-Corbyn status of a spokeswoman of a ‘stop Brexit’ group on national TV
- revealing the Tory support of a supposed Labour ‘centrist’ – who was subsequently expelled from the party
- breaking news of right-wing Unite challenger’s latest humiliation as an appeals judge called his case ‘confusing, inconsistent and weak’
- revealing Jeremy Corbyn’s unexpected talent for impressions
- revealing the ‘death stare‘ Theresa May fired at Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson after Corbyn used Johnson’s words against her during Prime Minister’s questions (PMQs)
- exposing the call by Enfield North CLP – the seat of arch-rightwinger Joan Ryan – for an investigation into alleged selection-rigging by her allies
and much more.
Through these and other exposés, information revealed – often exclusively – by the SKWAWKBOX regularly has a huge impact on the political narrative in the party and the country.
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