Please support SKWAWKBOX – latest activity report

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Since the SKWAWKBOX’s last update almost a month ago, the blog has been as busy as 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

  • as the media trivialised a violent assault on Jeremy Corbyn, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the downplaying and the real extent of the violence
  • the SKWAWKBOX highlighted comments by a Tory-supporting television personality that was condemned as ‘incitement to kill’ Labour leader Corbyn
  • the SKWAWKBOX exposed the BBC’s reckless endangerment of Corbyn – and its refusal to delete the dangerous information
  • when the so-called ‘mainstream’ media largely ignored a Corbyn speech that even the Labour leader’s opponents had to praise as that of a ‘PM in waiting’, the SKWAWKBOX brought its readers the full video
  • when Labour announced a landmark – and hugely welcomed – policy of scrapping damaging testing of young schoolchildren, SKWAWKBOX readers knew it first
  • the blog exposed Sky News’ disgraceful behaviour in reacting to video of soldiers shooting at a picture of Corbyn – by repeating a smear against him
  • when the latest disastrous NHS figures went unreported by the media, the SKWAWKBOX brought them to its readers
  • when a Tory minister reacted strangely to accusations that his claimed military service was false, the SKWAWKBOX revealed strange behaviour on his wikipedia page triggered by the challenge
  • when Labour chair Ian Lavery was targeted by the media, the SKWAWKBOX showed the level of support he enjoyed among his colleagues on both sides of the Brexit debate
  • when the Tory right started to support a long Brexit delay as part of their plans to depose Theresa May and drag the UK into a hard Brexit, SKWAWKBOX readers got the news exclusively
  • the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Labour officials had complained that NEC member and Momentum founder Jon Lansman had been pushing hard for an employee to be included at the top of Labour’s London MEP candidate list – when he was on the panel deciding the list. The attempt was ultimately unsuccessful
  • when the quitter group of MPs’ Twitter account demonstrated strange behaviour – in a prolonged pattern – that showed desperation to hide lost followers, the SKWAWKBOX exposed it
  • when the same group’s inaugural ‘Facebook Live’ session was an amateurish disaster, SKWAWKBOX readers saw the video
  • when polls revealed that the quitter group was attracting Tory support at double the rate of any Labour defectors, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the relevant information
  • as media continued to claim that Labour’s membership is collapsing, the SKWAWKBOX showed that in fact the party is recruiting three times as fast as any departures – and plans to accelerate even further
  • when Labour deputy leader Tom Watson stormed out of a Shadow Cabinet meeting after being carpeted for making public statements incompatible with the party’s policy on Theresa May’s dire Brexit deal, the SKWAWKBOX revealed it exclusively
  • the SKWAWKBOX exposed appalling journalistic practice when Labour was smeared by the Sunday Times – and the u-turn that illustrated it
  • when Watson’s chief of staff was revealed to be the subject of legal action for alleged racially-aggravated bullying, the SKWAWKBOX demanded that Watson explain why he had not suspended her
  • the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Watson had been accused of being ‘disingenuous’ and a ‘bully’ – and received a heated response in return – at an NEC meeting
  • when Watson started to publicly discuss a ‘government of national unity’, the SKWAWKBOX pointed out that this blog had predicted exactly such a move as a means of undermining Corbyn’s Labour
  • as the idea of a 1-year Brexit extension began to gain traction, the blog revealed that the DUP was pushing the idea in revenge for May’s attempts to blame her incompetence on them. The UK was eventually forced to accept a six-month delay but may face longer.
  • the SKWAWKBOX’s revelation that Corbyn was in training for Downing Street with 15km runs sparked a number of ‘MSM’ clones – and as many attempts to undermine it
  • when rumours were flying about Labour’s parliamentary tactics, the SKWAWKBOX published exclusive notes explaining the position to MPs – and to the party’s supporters
  • the SKWAWKBOX exclusively broke the news that Tom Watson threw a tantrum as Labour’s NEC cleared out a number of his allies from Labour’s local election candidate list
  • as Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott was being smeared by media claims that her Orthodox Jewish constituents were angry with her, the SKWAWKBOX published a letter from Orthodox community leaders in the constituency praising her support and friendship
  • the SKWAWKBOX revealed that Tom Watson had bungled by backing the wrong Brexit motion in Parliament
  • as the voting tactics of LibDems and quitter MPs in pursuit of a new referendum put the country at risk of a no-deal Brexit, the SKWAWKBOX revealed how and why
  • when more than 1,100 councillors signed a letter calling on the government to reverse the devastation caused by years of needless cuts, the SKWAWKBOX brought readers the details
  • when the Jewish Chronicle published fake news in an attempt to discredit a pro-Corbyn letter signed by Holocaust survivors, the SKWAWKBOX exposed the distorted claims
  • when the same publication used fake news to attack a planned meeting between Corbyn and Orthodox Jewish leaders, the SKWAWKBOX revealed it
  • as the UK’s largest union began key elections, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted the left slate of candidates who will push the union to support Labour’s leadership
  • as MPs went on holiday and Theresa May avoided the public, the SKWAWKBOX showed Corbyn’s intensive tour of northern towns to meet and listen to voters

Local

  • the SKWAWKBOX revealed exclusively that the Labour group in the London borough of Enfield had been put into ‘special measures’ by Labour’s National Executive Committee – after a series of revelations by this blog had exposed complaints about dire behaviour by senior figures
  • when Enfield’s council leader tried to rubbish reports of disciplinary investigations, the SKWAWKBOX revealed information that proved the reports correct
  • the SKWAWKBOX revealed that a London Assembly member had received a formal warning from the Labour Party after complaints about a racist comment to a left-wing commentator
  • when a Welsh Labour panel selected a full set of right-wing MEP candidates, the SKWAWKBOX showed that one of them had until then described herself as only ‘just’ in the party
  • this blog broke the news that Streatham constituency Labour party (CLP) had celebrated the departure of right-wing quitter MP Chuka Umunna by electing a full set of left-wing executive officers at its annual general meeting (AGM) – in spite of attempts to interfere by a Progress London Assembly Member
  • when Tom Watson’s attempts to protect an ally failed and a new candidate was selected to replace him in next month’s local elections, the SKWAWKBOX revealed it exclusively
  • when another ally defended by Watson used an appallingly misogynistic term to a female councillor, the SKWAWKBOX exposed it

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 SKWAWKBOX – latest activity report

  1. Skwarky, you forgot – trying to make sure we don’t get another Brexit vote.

  2. I support you every month and have no intention of cancelling my subscription, if it was not for you we would never hear of the stuff that is going on, and being a JC supporter I love it when you annoy the right wing. Susan

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