In the ten days since the SKWAWKBOX’s last report, this blog has made a big impact on the UK’s political scene in a short time. Below are just a few of the areas of impact and the news this blog has broken either exclusively or against the mainstream ‘tide’ during that time:
- the SKWAWKBOX revealed the BBC’s outright lies in claiming that the OPCW ‘chemical weapons watchdog’ confirmed the use of chlorine gas in the Syrian town of Douma – forcing the broadcaster to change its story
- the blog exposed the huge scandal of Theresa May’s personal involvement in a cover-up of UK involvement in rendition and torture when she blocked a security committees access to essential witnesses
- the SKWAWKBOX also revealed the serial lies of DWP Secretary Esther McVey when she misled MPs about the government’s disastrous Universal Credit roll-out – and then lied during her ‘apology’ and again during an urgent parliamentary debate about the lies in her ‘apology’
- the SKWAWKBOX broke the exclusive news that a tiny group of Labour right-wingers is about to break off to form a centrist party
- this blog played a small but vital role in NHS staff’s successful battle to stay in the NHS, by exposing their employer Trust’s behaviour and tactics
- the blog revealed the BBC’s parroting of government propaganda as fact during the breaking of the Amesbury poisoning story – and ignoring key questions during an interview with the brother of one of the victims
- the SKWAWKBOX revealed the explosive motion passed by Labour members in Enfield calling for the party’s NEC to investigate the involvement of Enfield’s council leader in deeply-flawed candidate selections that led to her election as leader
- the blog provided video analysis making clear the bias of the BBC in its political coverage and highlighted the wider significance of ‘shock’ by-election results
- it provided detailed analysis exposing the serious flaws in ‘MSM’ claims about the opinions of Unite members on the Labour Party and Brexit
- this blog’s coverage of the multiple facts of the Enfield saga led to the announcement of the NEC investigation members and half of the council cabinet were calling for
- seeing off a major attempted attack by centrists on the blog – with hilarious results
- revealing the huge leftward swing of one of the most entrenched right-controlled CLPs (constituency Labour parties) in the country
- exposing the right-wing Southampton Labour figures ‘liberating’ materials and hiding information from the new Secretary for the city-wide Labour party
- the SKWAWKBOX revealed the chaos of the Labour right in its West Midlands heartland – and the unprecedented intervention by the party that threw right-wingers into disarray
In all these ways and more, the SKWAWKBOX has affected the UK’s political landscape in under two weeks.
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