Please support the SKWAWKBOX: latest report

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Since the SKWAWKBOX’s last update just over a month ago, the blog has been even busier than usual on national issues and on local issues across the nation.

Below are just some of the items it has published either exclusively or against the flow of the mainstream narrative – in some cases forcing the ‘MSM’ to follow in its wake, during a period of otherwise constant assault on the left and its values:

National/international

  • while the media dithered as badly as prevaricating MPs had done over whether those MPs would jump ship from the Labour Party, the SKWAWKBOX told its readers the date that they would quit – and they duly did
  • as the media and ‘quitter’ MPs misrepresented Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to leave a meeting with Theresa May at which Chuka Umunna turned up, the SKWAWKBOX brought readers the real story
  • as the media continued to ignore huge Tory racism, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted a withering attack on the Tories’ hypocrisy by one of its own
  • when Tory MPs began to publicly admit that a new general election is the only way out of Theresa May’s Brexit chaos, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted their admissions
  • as Labour deputy leader Tom Watson’s ‘appalling’ and ‘foul’ behaviour disrupted Labour’s disciplinary processes concerning complaints against his allies, the SKWAWKBOX revealed full details – and exclusive information about Watson’s earlier failure to respond appropriately in a case involving another ally
  • in the same meeting, Watson also intervened against two councillors in his home area – who had blown the whistle on the behaviour of one of his employees
  • as Watson’s behaviour came home to roost in the form of a censure motion by Labour’s grassroots, a SKWAWKBOX article featuring the motion’s text went viral
  • as the government prepared yet another attack on public sector pensions, a special guest post by Labour front-bencher Peter Dowd revealed the details of the theft
  • when the media misrepresented the violent attack on Corbyn as an ‘egging’ – and deputy ‘leader’ Tom Watson ignored it completely – the SKWAWKBOX brought its readers the real story
  • when Muslims and Jews rallied to Corbyn’s side after the attack, the SKWAWKBOX broke the news
  • when a vile right-winger left a disgusting antisemitic message for a left-wing Jewish pensioner, the SKWAWKBOX broadcast the recording – leading to multiple tips identifying the racist perpetrator
  • the SKWAWKBOX exposed the ugly truth about false claims that NHS England is ‘scrapping’ privatisation
  • the SKWAWKBOX brought readers video of an unreported Corbyn speech in which the Labour leader fired a clear warning to his damaging deputy
  • when the BBC narrated a video of events in Venezuela that completely contradicted the video they were showing, this blog highlighted the evidence – and the BBC’s failure to acknowledge the misrepresentation
  • as ‘mainstream’ media persisted in claims that Labour’s membership was falling, a SKWAWKBOX article revealed the surge in new members caused by the media’s attacks
  • when Tom Watson postured yet again about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Labour MPs were offering to ‘lend’ Watson their nomination for Watson to challenge for the leadership – so he would humiliate himself and finally shut up. Watson did not have the courage to take up the offer
  • when seven bullying MPs coordinated an attack on Labour’s outstanding general secretary Jennie Formby, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the truth – and their failure
  • when two ‘Labour’ MPs attacked Formby and other staff publicly, the SKWAWKBOX revealed their double-standards
  • as Watson continued trying to insert himself into Labour’s disciplinary processes, the SKWAWKBOX revealed two separate occasions on which Watson had disgraced himself in sensitive matters, showing his unfitness for such involvement – and the huge own-goal he scored when trying to hit back
  • as Watson screwed up the initial launch of his ‘Future Britain’ sub-party, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the three occasions on which he got himself humiliated by strong Labour women for his nonsense
  • when Watson was spotted meeting the quitter group’s ‘strategist’, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the issues this raised
  • when the Tories’ huge racism scandal finally broke, SKWAWKBOX knew that even Foreign Office staff had protested about ‘colonial era’ language in the department’s job advert
  • as two ‘quitter’ MPs suffered the self-inflicted loss of their places on prestigious committees, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the tiny level of support for them among Labour MPs
  • when the media tried to stir trouble by falsely claiming that Labour had tabled a motion for a new referendum, the SKWAWKBOX showed the truth
  • when the BBC used public money to promote a May-friendly opinion blog, SKWAWKBOX readers knew about it – and the BBC’s inadequate response
  • as May misled the Commons with claims about her Brexit deal, the SKWAWKBOX showed how the BBC had inadvertently exposed the lie
  • when Labour’s Barry Gardiner took down a heckling Tory minister, the SKWAWKBOX brought the video to its readers
  • when Unite head Len McCluskey gave a rousing, hilarious speech to Labour supporters in Liverpool, the SKWAWKBOX brought the video to supporters around the nation – and when right-wing media claimed McCluskey was planning to retire, the truth was made available
  • when the quitters – or ‘Tinge party’ as they rapidly became known – eventually jumped, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the emptiness of their offering and the hypocrisy it was doused in – and the accidentally candid opinion provided in a BBC reporter’s verdict picked up by microphones
  • when the ‘Tinge group’ put out an astonishing 20,000-word ‘leaflet’ that contained no noticeable substance at all, a detailed exposé debunked its nonsense
  • as so-called centrists continued to try to manipulate Corbyn into statements about a so-called “people’s vote”, the SKWAWKBOX showed the parliamentary arithmetic that showed it was a fool’s errand – as it later proved to be when another MP’s amendment was heavily defeated
  • when three Tory MPs joined the ‘Tinge’ group soon after, the SKWAWKBOX called on Jeremy Corbyn to call an immediate no-confidence vote in Theresa May to expose the quitters’ selfish readiness to prop up a failed Tory government to protect their seats. Rather than face the exposure through a parliamentary vote, the Tingers were forced to make a statement that they would not vote against May, exposing their own real nature
  • when the mainstream media’s official line gave blanket coverage and uncritical credence to the quitters’ smears, the SKWAWKBOX was one dissenting voice that made it onto ‘MSM’ channels
  • when the ‘MSM’ claimed that Labour MPs had applauded the quitters during a parliamentary Labour party (PLP) meeting, the SKWAWKBOX reported the truth – which was markedly different
  • when the mainstream press front pages ignored Angela Smith’s racist comment that gave the ‘Tinge group’ its nickname, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the hypocrisy – and Smith’s claim that she had ‘misspoken’ because she was tired after six hours of press interviews when she had said it only two hours after the launch
  • when unpleasant right-winger Ian Austin was eking out media coverage by claiming he was ‘considering’ resigning from Labour. The SKWAWKBOX showed that he had already resigned, but was holding back the announcement for the weekend news cycle
  • when media reported that an unnamed quitter MP had breached data protection by accessing Labour data, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Joan Ryan was the culprit – and had given away the fact herself
  • while the Establishment complained that Jeremy Corbyn had held a rally on quitter Anna Soubry’s Broxtowe home turf and Soubry claimed he should have attended her ‘rally’ for a new referendum, the SKWAWKBOX showed the crowds that greeted him – and the metaphorical tumbleweed blowing by Soubry at the same time
  • as Labour supporters inadvertently provided ammunition to the Establishment by taking bait dangled by right-wingers, the SKWAWKBOX published a call for a more strategic approach
  • as now-ex Labour right-winger Austin prepared to quit the party, he attempted to build a narrative that he was leaving because of racism. The SKWAWKBOX exposed patterns of behaviour that showed he was an ill fit as a Labour MP – and his despicable behaviour toward a Jewish parliamentary guest
  • when Austin poured contempt on the suffering of millions under the Tory government to describe it as ‘fortunate’ that there was no general election, the SKWAWKBOX revealed it on video
  • when unity in the Labour Party was even more essential than usual, as attacks on the party intensified, the SKWAWKBOX promoted a unity pledge created by Labour members. The Establishment was rattled enough to attack and misrepresent it – and an array of Labour figures signed and promoted it
  • when the media ramped up their already nonsensical claims of widespread antisemitism in the Labour Party, the SKWAWKBOX showed Barry Gardiner’s excellent explanation of Labour’s actions and the outstanding achievements of general secretary Jennie Formby
  • when dire right-wing scribbler Dan Hodges boasted he was a figure of hate at a far-right rally, the SKWAWKBOX showed that the right-wingers’ video was actually praising Hodges
  • as right-wing MPs falsely accused John McDonnell and Labour’s leadership of failing to act over an MP’s antisemitic comment, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the schooling they received from a former Labour staffer
  • as the antisemitism claims continued, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted a time before the claims – when Corbyn was one of a handful of MPs who put himself out there to protect threatened Yemeni Jews
  • as a Liverpool CLP suffered disgraceful smears from the mainstream media and right-wing politicians, the SKWAWKBOX showed it had driven the local party’s membership up
  • when a faux-Labour site falsely claimed Labour’s head of governance had resigned, the SKWAWKBOX presented the truth
  • while the media dithered as badly as prevaricating MPs had done over whether those MPs would jump ship from the Labour Party, the SKWAWKBOX told its readers the date that they would quit – and they duly did
  • as the media continued to ignore huge Tory racism, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted a withering attack on the Tories’ hypocrisy by one of its own
  • when the media misrepresented the violent attack on Corbyn as an ‘egging’ – and deputy ‘leader’ Tom Watson ignored it completely – the SKWAWKBOX brought its readers the real story
  • when Muslims and Jews rallied to Corbyn’s side after the attack, the SKWAWKBOX broke the news
  • when Tom Watson postured yet again about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Labour MPs were offering to ‘lend’ Watson their nomination for Watson to challenge for the leadership – so he would humiliate himself and finally shut up. Watson did not have the courage to take up the offer
  • when seven bullying MPs coordinated an attack on Labour’s outstanding general secretary Jennie Formby, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the truth – and their failure
  • as Watson continued trying to insert himself into Labour’s disciplinary processes, the SKWAWKBOX revealed two separate occasions on which Watson had disgraced himself in sensitive matters, showing his unfitness for such involvement – and the huge own-goal he scored when trying to hit back
  • as Watson screwed up the initial launch of his ‘Future Britain’ sub-party, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the three occasions on which he got himself humiliated by strong Labour women for his nonsense
  • when Watson was spotted meeting the quitter group’s ‘strategist’, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the issues this raised
  • as Watson continued his disruptive behaviour, the SKWAWKBOX revealed: his voting record on gambling and the donations he received from gambling interests; the huge omissions in the policy areas his new ‘party within a party’ cares about; his previous disastrously-rash interventions in sensitive investigations;
  • when the media tried to stir trouble by falsely claiming that Labour had tabled a motion for a new referendum, the SKWAWKBOX showed the truth
  • when Unite head Len McCluskey gave a rousing, hilarious speech to Labour supporters in Liverpool, the SKWAWKBOX brought the video to supporters around the nation
  • when the quitters – or ‘Tinge party’ as they rapidly became known – eventually jumped, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the emptiness of their offering and the hypocrisy it was doused in – and the accidentally candid opinion provided in a BBC reporter’s verdict picked up by microphones
  • as so-called centrists continued to try to manipulate Corbyn into statements about a so-called “people’s vote”, the SKWAWKBOX showed the parliamentary arithmetic that showed it was a fool’s errand – as it later proved to be when another MP’s amendment was heavily defeated
  • when three Tory MPs joined the ‘Tinge’ group soon after, the SKWAWKBOX called on Jeremy Corbyn to call an immediate no-confidence vote in Theresa May to expose the quitters’ selfish readiness to prop up a failed Tory government to protect their seats. Rather than face the exposure through a parliamentary vote, the Tingers were forced to make a statement that they would not vote against May, exposing their own real nature
  • when the mainstream media’s official line gave blanket coverage and uncritical credence to the quitters’ smears, the SKWAWKBOX was one dissenting voice that made it onto ‘MSM’ channels
  • when the ‘MSM’ claimed that Labour MPs had applauded the quitters during a parliamentary Labour party (PLP) meeting, the SKWAWKBOX reported the truth – which was markedly different
  • when the mainstream press front pages ignored Angela Smith’s racist comment that gave the ‘Tinge group’ its nickname, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the hypocrisy – and Smith’s claim that she had ‘misspoken’ because she was tired after six hours of press interviews when she had said it only two hours after the launch
  • when unpleasant right-winger Ian Austin was eking out media coverage by claiming he was ‘considering’ resigning from Labour. The SKWAWKBOX showed that he had already resigned, but was holding back the announcement for the weekend news cycle
  • when media reported that an unnamed quitter MP had breached data protection by accessing Labour data, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Joan Ryan was the culprit – and had given away the fact herself
  • while the Establishment complained that Jeremy Corbyn had held a rally on quitter Anna Soubry’s Broxtowe home turf and Soubry claimed he should have attended her ‘rally’ for a new referendum, the SKWAWKBOX showed the crowds that greeted him – and the metaphorical tumbleweed blowing by Soubry at the same time
  • as Labour supporters inadvertently provided ammunition to the Establishment by taking bait dangled by right-wingers, the SKWAWKBOX published a call for a more strategic approach
  • as now-ex Labour right-winger Austin prepared to quit the party, he attempted to build a narrative that he was leaving because of racism. The SKWAWKBOX exposed patterns of behaviour that showed he was an ill fit as a Labour MP – and his despicable behaviour toward a Jewish parliamentary guest
  • when Austin poured contempt on the suffering of millions under the Tory government to describe it as ‘fortunate’ that there was no general election, the SKWAWKBOX revealed it on video
  • when unity in the Labour Party was even more essential than usual, as attacks on the party intensified, the SKWAWKBOX promoted a unity pledge created by Labour members. The Establishment was rattled enough to attack and misrepresent it – and an array of Labour figures signed and promoted it
  • when the media ramped up their already nonsensical claims of widespread antisemitism in the Labour Party, the SKWAWKBOX showed Barry Gardiner’s excellent explanation of Labour’s actions and the outstanding achievements of general secretary Jennie Formby
  • when dire right-wing scribbler Dan Hodges boasted he was a figure of hate at a far-right rally, the SKWAWKBOX showed that the right-wingers’ video was actually praising Hodges
  • as right-wing MPs falsely accused John McDonnell and Labour’s leadership of failing to act over an MP’s antisemitic comment, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the schooling they received from a former Labour staffer
  • as the antisemitism claims continued, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted a time before the claims – when Corbyn was one of a handful of MPs who put himself out there to protect threatened Yemeni Jews
  • as a Liverpool CLP suffered disgraceful smears from the mainstream media and right-wing politicians, the SKWAWKBOX showed it had driven the local party’s membership up
  • when a faux-Labour site falsely claimed Labour’s head of governance had resigned, the SKWAWKBOX presented the truth
  • while the media dithered as badly as prevaricating MPs had done over whether those MPs would jump ship from the Labour Party, the SKWAWKBOX told its readers the date that they would quit – and they duly did
  • as the media continued to ignore huge Tory racism, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted a withering attack on the Tories’ hypocrisy by one of its own
  • when Tory MPs began to publicly admit that a new general election is the only way out of Theresa May’s Brexit chaos, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted their admissions
  • when the media misrepresented the violent attack on Corbyn as an ‘egging’ – and deputy ‘leader’ Tom Watson ignored it completely – the SKWAWKBOX brought its readers the real story
  • when Muslims and Jews rallied to Corbyn’s side after the attack, the SKWAWKBOX broke the news
  • the SKWAWKBOX exposed the ugly truth about false claims that NHS England is ‘scrapping’ privatisation
  • when the BBC narrated a video of events in Venezuela that completely contradicted the video they were showing, this blog highlighted the evidence – and the BBC’s failure to acknowledge the misrepresentation
  • as ‘mainstream’ media persisted in claims that Labour’s membership was falling, a SKWAWKBOX article revealed the surge in new members caused by the media’s attacks
  • when Tom Watson postured yet again about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Labour MPs were offering to ‘lend’ Watson their nomination for Watson to challenge for the leadership – so he would lose heavily and finally shut up. Watson did not have the courage to take up the offer
  • when seven bullying MPs coordinated an attack on Labour’s outstanding general secretary Jennie Formby, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the truth – and their failure
  • when two ‘Labour’ MPs attacked Formby and other staff publicly, the SKWAWKBOX revealed their double-standards
  • as Watson continued trying to insert himself into Labour’s disciplinary processes, the SKWAWKBOX revealed two separate occasions on which Watson had disgraced himself in sensitive matters, showing his unfitness for such involvement – and the huge own-goal he scored when trying to hit back
  • as Watson screwed up the initial launch of his ‘Future Britain’ sub-party, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the three occasions on which he got himself humiliated by strong Labour women for his nonsense
  • when Watson was spotted meeting the quitter group’s ‘strategist’, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the issues this raised
  • when the Tories’ huge racism scandal finally broke, SKWAWKBOX knew that even Foreign Office staff had protested about ‘colonial era’ language in the department’s job advert
  • when the media tried to stir trouble by falsely claiming that Labour had tabled a motion for a new referendum, the SKWAWKBOX showed the truth
  • when the BBC used public money to promote a May-friendly opinion blog, SKWAWKBOX readers knew about it – and the BBC’s inadequate response
  • as May misled the Commons with claims about her Brexit deal, the SKWAWKBOX showed how the BBC had inadvertently exposed the lie
  • when Labour’s Barry Gardiner took down a heckling Tory minister, the SKWAWKBOX brought the video to its readers
  • when Unite head Len McCluskey gave a rousing, hilarious speech to Labour supporters in Liverpool, the SKWAWKBOX brought the video to supporters around the nation – and when right-wing media claimed McCluskey was planning to retire, the truth was made available
  • when the quitters – or ‘Tinge party’ as they rapidly became known – eventually jumped, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the emptiness of their offering and the hypocrisy it was doused in – and the accidentally candid opinion provided in a BBC reporter’s verdict picked up by microphones
  • when the ‘Tinge group’ put out an astonishing 20,000-word ‘leaflet’ that contained no noticeable substance at all, a detailed exposé debunked its nonsense
  • as so-called centrists continued to try to manipulate Corbyn into statements about a so-called “people’s vote”, the SKWAWKBOX showed the parliamentary arithmetic that showed it was a fool’s errand – as it later proved to be when another MP’s amendment was heavily defeated
  • when three Tory MPs joined the ‘Tinge’ group soon after, the SKWAWKBOX called on Jeremy Corbyn to call an immediate no-confidence vote in Theresa May to expose the quitters’ selfish readiness to prop up a failed Tory government to protect their seats. Rather than face the exposure through a parliamentary vote, the Tingers were forced to make a statement that they would not vote against May, exposing their own real nature
  • when the mainstream media’s official line gave blanket coverage and uncritical credence to the quitters’ smears, the SKWAWKBOX was one dissenting voice that made it onto ‘MSM’ channels
  • when the ‘MSM’ claimed that Labour MPs had applauded the quitters during a parliamentary Labour party (PLP) meeting, the SKWAWKBOX reported the truth – which was markedly different
  • when the mainstream press front pages ignored Angela Smith’s racist comment that gave the ‘Tinge group’ its nickname, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the hypocrisy – and Smith’s claim that she had ‘misspoken’ because she was tired after six hours of press interviews when she had said it only two hours after the launch
  • when unpleasant right-winger Ian Austin was eking out media coverage by claiming he was ‘considering’ resigning from Labour. The SKWAWKBOX showed that he had already resigned, but was holding back the announcement for the weekend news cycle
  • when media reported that an unnamed quitter MP had breached data protection by accessing Labour data, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Joan Ryan was the culprit – and had given away the fact herself
  • while the Establishment complained that Jeremy Corbyn had held a rally on quitter Anna Soubry’s Broxtowe home turf and Soubry claimed he should have attended her ‘rally’ for a new referendum, the SKWAWKBOX showed the crowds that greeted him – and the metaphorical tumbleweed blowing by Soubry at the same time
  • as Labour supporters inadvertently provided ammunition to the Establishment by taking bait dangled by right-wingers, the SKWAWKBOX published a call for a more strategic approach
  • as now-ex Labour right-winger Austin prepared to quit the party, he attempted to build a narrative that he was leaving because of racism. The SKWAWKBOX exposed patterns of behaviour that showed he was an ill fit as a Labour MP – and his despicable behaviour toward a Jewish parliamentary guest
  • when Austin poured contempt on the suffering of millions under the Tory government to describe it as ‘fortunate’ that there was no general election, the SKWAWKBOX revealed it on video
  • when unity in the Labour Party was even more essential than usual, as attacks on the party intensified, the SKWAWKBOX promoted a unity pledge created by Labour members. The Establishment was rattled enough to attack and misrepresent it – and an array of Labour figures signed and promoted it
  • when the media ramped up their already nonsensical claims of widespread antisemitism in the Labour Party, the SKWAWKBOX showed Barry Gardiner’s excellent explanation of Labour’s actions and the outstanding achievements of general secretary Jennie Formby
  • when dire right-wing scribbler Dan Hodges boasted he was a figure of hate at a far-right rally, the SKWAWKBOX showed that the right-wingers’ video was actually praising Hodges
  • as right-wing MPs falsely accused John McDonnell and Labour’s leadership of failing to act over an MP’s antisemitic comment, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the schooling they received from a former Labour staffer
  • as the antisemitism claims continued, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted a time before the claims – when Corbyn was one of a handful of MPs who put himself out there to protect threatened Yemeni Jews
  • as a Liverpool CLP suffered disgraceful smears from the mainstream media and right-wing politicians, the SKWAWKBOX showed it had driven the local party’s membership up
  • when a faux-Labour site falsely claimed Labour’s head of governance had resigned, the SKWAWKBOX presented the truth
  • while the media dithered as badly as prevaricating MPs had done over whether those MPs would jump ship from the Labour Party, the SKWAWKBOX told its readers the date that they would quit – and they duly did
  • as the media continued to ignore huge Tory racism, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted a withering attack on the Tories’ hypocrisy by one of its own
  • when the media misrepresented the violent attack on Corbyn as an ‘egging’ – and deputy ‘leader’ Tom Watson ignored it completely – the SKWAWKBOX brought its readers the real story
  • when Muslims and Jews rallied to Corbyn’s side after the attack, the SKWAWKBOX broke the news
  • when Tom Watson postured yet again about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Labour MPs were offering to ‘lend’ Watson their nomination for Watson to challenge for the leadership – so he would humiliate himself and finally shut up. Watson did not have the courage to take up the offer
  • when seven bullying MPs coordinated an attack on Labour’s outstanding general secretary Jennie Formby, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the truth – and their failure
  • as Watson continued trying to insert himself into Labour’s disciplinary processes, the SKWAWKBOX revealed two separate occasions on which Watson had disgraced himself in sensitive matters, showing his unfitness for such involvement – and the huge own-goal he scored when trying to hit back
  • as Watson screwed up the initial launch of his ‘Future Britain’ sub-party, the SKWAWKBOX revealed the three occasions on which he got himself humiliated by strong Labour women for his nonsense
  • when Watson was spotted meeting the quitter group’s ‘strategist’, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the issues this raised
  • as Watson continued his disruptive behaviour, the SKWAWKBOX revealed: his voting record on gambling and the donations he received from gambling interests; the huge omissions in the policy areas his new ‘party within a party’ cares about; his previous disastrously-rash interventions in sensitive investigations; his hypocrisy in attending as a speaker at the march for another referendum
  • when the media tried to stir trouble by falsely claiming that Labour had tabled a motion for a new referendum, the SKWAWKBOX showed the truth
  • when Unite head Len McCluskey gave a rousing, hilarious speech to Labour supporters in Liverpool, the SKWAWKBOX brought the video to supporters around the nation
  • when the quitters – or ‘Tinge party’ as they rapidly became known – eventually jumped, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the emptiness of their offering and the hypocrisy it was doused in – and the accidentally candid opinion provided in a BBC reporter’s verdict picked up by microphones
  • as so-called centrists continued to try to manipulate Corbyn into statements about a so-called “people’s vote”, the SKWAWKBOX showed the parliamentary arithmetic that showed it was a fool’s errand – as it later proved to be when another MP’s amendment was heavily defeated
  • when three Tory MPs joined the ‘Tinge’ group soon after, the SKWAWKBOX called on Jeremy Corbyn to call an immediate no-confidence vote in Theresa May to expose the quitters’ selfish readiness to prop up a failed Tory government to protect their seats. Rather than face the exposure through a parliamentary vote, the Tingers were forced to make a statement that they would not vote against May, exposing their own real nature
  • when the mainstream media’s official line gave blanket coverage and uncritical credence to the quitters’ smears, the SKWAWKBOX was one dissenting voice that made it onto ‘MSM’ channels
  • when the ‘MSM’ claimed that Labour MPs had applauded the quitters during a parliamentary Labour party (PLP) meeting, the SKWAWKBOX reported the truth – which was markedly different
  • when the mainstream press front pages ignored Angela Smith’s racist comment that gave the ‘Tinge group’ its nickname, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the hypocrisy – and Smith’s claim that she had ‘misspoken’ because she was tired after six hours of press interviews when she had said it only two hours after the launch
  • when unpleasant right-winger Ian Austin was eking out media coverage by claiming he was ‘considering’ resigning from Labour. The SKWAWKBOX showed that he had already resigned, but was holding back the announcement for the weekend news cycle
  • when media reported that an unnamed quitter MP had breached data protection by accessing Labour data, the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Joan Ryan was the culprit – and had given away the fact herself
  • while the Establishment complained that Jeremy Corbyn had held a rally on quitter Anna Soubry’s Broxtowe home turf and Soubry claimed he should have attended her ‘rally’ for a new referendum, the SKWAWKBOX showed the crowds that greeted him – and the metaphorical tumbleweed blowing by Soubry at the same time
  • as Labour supporters inadvertently provided ammunition to the Establishment by taking bait dangled by right-wingers, the SKWAWKBOX published a call for a more strategic approach
  • as now-ex Labour right-winger Austin prepared to quit the party, he attempted to build a narrative that he was leaving because of racism. The SKWAWKBOX exposed patterns of behaviour that showed he was an ill fit as a Labour MP – and his despicable behaviour toward a Jewish parliamentary guest
  • when Austin poured contempt on the suffering of millions under the Tory government to describe it as ‘fortunate’ that there was no general election, the SKWAWKBOX revealed it on video
  • when unity in the Labour Party was even more essential than usual, as attacks on the party intensified, the SKWAWKBOX promoted a unity pledge created by Labour members. The Establishment was rattled enough to attack and misrepresent it – and an array of Labour figures signed and promoted it
  • when the media ramped up their already nonsensical claims of widespread antisemitism in the Labour Party, the SKWAWKBOX showed Barry Gardiner’s excellent explanation of Labour’s actions and the outstanding achievements of general secretary Jennie Formby
  • when dire right-wing scribbler Dan Hodges boasted he was a figure of hate at a far-right rally, the SKWAWKBOX showed that the right-wingers’ video was actually praising Hodges
  • as right-wing MPs falsely accused John McDonnell and Labour’s leadership of failing to act over an MP’s antisemitic comment, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the schooling they received from a former Labour staffer
  • as the antisemitism claims continued, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted a time before the claims – when Corbyn was one of a handful of MPs who put himself out there to protect threatened Yemeni Jews
  • when a right-wing paper attacked the credentials of Holocaust survivors who had signed a letter supporting Labour, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the falsehood
  • when a faux-Labour site falsely claimed Labour’s head of governance had resigned, the SKWAWKBOX presented the truth

Local

  • when Birmingham City Council’s disgraceful treatment of low-paid workers led to strike and legal action the SKWAWKBOX reported the real details of the dispute, the decision of BCC’s Labour chief whip to resign in protest – and the referral of the council’s leader and deputy leader to Labour’s NEC by the local party for their conduct
  • when Enfield Council’s Labour group was banned from meeting by the NEC because of bullying allegations involving the council leader, the SKWAWKBOX broke the news – and when the council leader denied there had been a ban, the denial was exposed
  • when all the female officers of Enfield’s Labour group except the council leader resigned their positions in protest at the bullying, the news was quickly available to SKWAWKBOX readers
  • the SKWAWKBOX broke news of controversial London MP Virendra Sharma’s overwhelming loss of a no-confidence vote brought by Ealing Southall Labour members – and details of the reasons behind the vote
  • when attacks on a Liverpool CLP led to membership growth, the SKWAWKBOX brought the news against the flow of false media reports of falling membership
  • when the LibDems made false accusations against Labour councillors in a campaign leaflet, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the lies

In these ways and more, the SKWAWKBOX continues to help create a more honest media landscape and narrative – and to change outcomes for the better.

If you are able to do so without hardship, please consider supporting it by clicking here for GoCardless monthly debits or here for PayPal options to set up a one-off or modest monthly donation.

4 responses to “Please support the SKWAWKBOX: latest report

  1. Long term donated and thanks SB for all that you do and bring to inform us so hope others will contribute

  2. Sorry only a small donation as I’m on benefits. Thanks for all your work

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