I’m switching Tory to Lab for JC’s defence approach (video)

I’m switching Tory to Lab for JC’s defence approach (video)

The SKWAWKBOX   In this striking video clip from this morning’s Victoria Derbyshire programme on the BBC, a Tory voter explains why he’s switching to Labour because of Corbyn’s approach to foreign policy: Ex Tory voter says Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to foreign policy is resonating with him in wake of Manchester attacks pic.twitter.com/GIyLg8gZ0M — We Are His Media (@ReclaimTheNews) May 29, 2017

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Across the country, something special is happening. The ground is swelling #GE17

Across the country, something special is happening. The ground is swelling #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX Something special is happening up and down the country. The ground is swelling. In spite of the best efforts of the mainstream media to denigrate Jeremy Corbyn and the policies of the Labour party, the message is getting through – or rather, around. Blogs, social media, word of mouth, combined with the fact that the BBC has no choice but to give some unfiltered airtime to Corbyn and his exceptional front-bench team, mean…

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Want to help Labour campaign? Here are top 50 marginals where you’re needed

Want to help Labour campaign? Here are top 50 marginals where you’re needed

The SKWAWKBOX A number of people have contacted the SKWAWKBOX to ask where they can best invest their time and effort to help Labour win the General Election. Below is a list of the 50 tightest marginal seats, along with the 2015 winning margin, who won and the total electorate. In each of these, help to attack – or defend – the seat is vital. Pick one or more within reasonable reach and dive in….

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The PLP Plotters Are Hoping Compromise Will Be The Downfall Of Corbyn: Let’s Disappoint Them Again!

The PLP Plotters Are Hoping Compromise Will Be The Downfall Of Corbyn: Let’s Disappoint Them Again!

Turning the Tide When we elected Jeremy, in many ways we were handing him a poisoned chalice because he was always going to have to compromise sometimes, which had the potential of losing him support amongst the people who voted him in twice. Only on the back benches could he remain ever true to himself and his principles. We need to make sure we only call it out when it genuinely is a case of…

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Statesman’s Prescott piece is really an evisceration of the ‘moderates’

Statesman’s Prescott piece is really an evisceration of the ‘moderates’

The SKWAWKBOX Confirming its new status as the hostile mouthpiece of the Lib Dems, the New Statesman has run an article by former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott under a headline of John Prescott on Labour: “This must be the worst operation I’ve ever seen” Seeing that, you’d think he was talking about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. That’s very far from the case. Instead, Prescott launches immediately into an attack on the [rebel] PLP (parliamentary Labour…

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All charges dropped v #Wallasey CLP. When will it be reinstated – and false accusers punished?

All charges dropped v #Wallasey CLP. When will it be reinstated – and false accusers punished?

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX: News has emerged today that all allegations against Wallasey CLP (constituency Labour party) have ‘collapsed’ because of their complete lack of substance and the failure to follow party procedures, such as reporting alleged homophobia to the police, even though this was demanded by Labour rules and by the CLP executive. The NEC… via All charges dropped v #Wallasey CLP. When will it be reinstated – and false accusers punished? — Wirral…

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“Where’s our social care sweetheart deal?” – MP Gwynne

“Where’s our social care sweetheart deal?” – MP Gwynne

Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, has reacted angrily to the discovery that the government has apparently offered Conservative-led Surrey Council special terms to back down on a proposal to increase council tax by 15 percent in order to deal with the social care crisis. Read the full story at “Where’s our social care sweetheart deal?” – MP Gwynne — Andrew Gwynne MP

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An Open Letter to The Right Hon Ed Miliband MP

An Open Letter to The Right Hon Ed Miliband MP

“We do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our…

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