Ditch the labels and unite #WeAreLabour

Ditch the labels and unite #WeAreLabour

Since last Friday morning we’ve seen many of the MPs who failed to support Jeremy Corbyn as leader and so called columnists of the left who wrote him off come back to the fold eating various degrees of humble pie. The likes of Polly Toynbee and Nick Cohen have admitted they were wrong and many Labour MPs have declared that Jeremy Corbyn now has a mandate to lead. Many of us knew it all along…

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#GMB consider withdrawing support from #McNicol

#GMB consider withdrawing support from #McNicol

The SKWAWKBOX Ian McNicol has long enjoyed the support of enough of the NEC to remain in his post, in spite of widespread dissatisfaction – in fact fury – among members at his performance. A key pillar of that has been support from the GMB union, together with that of Unison. With those unions’ representatives behind him, he has enjoyed the backing of the narrowest of majorities on the Labour NEC. A senior source at…

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Queues at polling stations. The UK is hungry for change #GE17 #GOTV

Queues at polling stations. The UK is hungry for change #GE17 #GOTV

The SKWAWKBOX The SKWAWKBOX said years ago that if you give British people an actual alternative worth voting for, they would. They certainly have one now in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. There’s a consensus that turnout is key in this election – and that a high turnout will favour Labour (at least in England and Wales). The SKWAWKBOX is receiving reports of queues at polling stations all around the country. One polling station attendant, who…

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Met taking May electoral breach re Abbott ‘very seriously’ #GE17

Met taking May electoral breach re Abbott ‘very seriously’ #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX As the SKWAWKBOX reported at the weekend, a viewer has made a formal complaint to police about Theresa May’s comments concerning Diane Abbott, which the Tory leader made during the BBC’s Question Time special. The comments – that Abbott planned to wipe the DNA records of ‘criminals and terrorists’ from police databases – were without foundation and making a false statement about a candidate during an election period is a criminal offence under section…

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Never had a party political broadcast make you want to applaud? Watch. #GE17

Never had a party political broadcast make you want to applaud? Watch. #GE17

It perfectly encapsulates what is great about Labour, what is great about this nation. It portrays the terrible threat facing us and our NHS from the Tory party that despises it and routinely lies about it. But it is also full of that rarest commodity in modern politics: hope. It shows the heart and heroism of the people who work in this country’s greatest achievement – the NHS. You’ll fall in love with it, and with them, all over…

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Desperate Tories insult terror victims with lies about #shoottokill #GE17

Desperate Tories insult terror victims with lies about #shoottokill #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX The SKWAWKBOX has shown the Conservatives routinely lying about their Labour opponents and Labour’s leader Jeremy Corbyn in their attempts to retrieve their disastrous campaign. But the Tories sank to a new low today when they propagated a known lie about Corbyn’s position on ‘shoot to kill’ in terror situations: As SKWAWKBOX follower Danielle pointed out so promptly, the Tories are referring to a video interview between Corbyn and the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg…

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BBC didn’t want you to see this #Corbyn video. Wonder why #GE17

BBC didn’t want you to see this #Corbyn video. Wonder why #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX On Sunday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gave a short – less than 10 minutes – but towering speech that Sky News covered in full. And the BBC covered not at all. The speech is terrifying to the Establishment, because the statesmanlike Corbyn looks and sounds every inch the ‘Prime Minister in waiting’ that they’ve always told us he couldn’t be – and with his personal approval ratings now exceeding those of the Tory…

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BBC STILL misreporting Kuennsberg’s known-false #Corbyn #shoottokill report #GE17

BBC STILL misreporting Kuennsberg’s known-false #Corbyn #shoottokill report #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX In the wake of last night’s awful events in London, the 4th most-watched item on the BBC’s website is an interview between Laura Kuenssberg and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. One that the BBC knows is misleading and has still not corrected. As the SKWAWKBOX showed in January, Ms Kuenssberg was found guilty by the BBC Trust of misleading reporting in the video in which she presents Corbyn’s comments on the ‘shoot to kill’…

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New YouGov projection – HUNG PARLIAMENT

New YouGov projection – HUNG PARLIAMENT

TheCritique Archives by Martin Odoni Without wishing to get too excited too quickly, I thought I should leave this here. The polling company, YouGov, are actually predicting that the Conservative Party will fall sixteen seats short of an overall majority in the House of Commons! You read that right, everyone, the latest projection is a Hung Parliament. From a twenty-plus-point lead for the Tories about five weeks ago, to a Hung Parliament! We need to…

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Tories and undecideds flock to Labour after #BattleForNumber10 #GE17

Tories and undecideds flock to Labour after #BattleForNumber10 #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX If you’re watching BBC News or Sky News right now – or if you buy a right-wing newspaper on Tuesday morning, you might have the impression that Monday night’s ‘Battle for Number 10’ on Sky News and Channel 4 was a hard-fought draw or even a win for Theresa May. It really is getting stupidly transparent: Newspapers and Corbyn: it gets to a point where you just have to laugh at them. #BattleForNumber10#TheresaMayGifspic.twitter.com/sws2mvihvb…

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