Unrobing the Emperors and other matters of concern. An author's blog - begun in January 2016 - revealing political deception in the UK - paving the way to The Road to Corbyn (2016, Matador) and Dying to Know - Running through a Pandemic (2022, Matador). Also updates on my work in progress: 'Mine to Die', an unusual work of local history with global ethical importance.
Tuesday 4 January 2022
THE REAL WORLD OF SKWAWKBOX - THE ONE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DOESN'T TELL YOU ABOUT
These twelve news stories all surfaced, if you're in touch with SKWAWKBOX, in the last three months of 2021:
Skwawkbox continues to serve its readers and the left
In a bleak UK political landscape that has no parliamentary alternative worth recommending to the people of this country, exposing truth is as essential as it was during the Corbyn years – and perhaps even more so, as the right continues both its rewriting of history and its assault on democracy and human rights, tragically within the Labour party as well as without. With the so-called ‘mainstream’ media colluding with the Labour right to either cover up or excuse – and the right always ready to plumb new depths in its factional war – the left media have been forced to do the job of revealing the conduct of the right as well as that of the Tories.
Skwawkbox thanks its readers for their continued support in that endeavour. Below are just twelve examples from the last three months – out of many more in that period and during the
rest of the year – in which this site brought information to light exclusively about the right of the Labour party that would otherwise have remained hidden, keeping the movement informed and preventing cover-ups.
Labour’s conference is, according to the party’s rules, its sovereign body and its decisions are binding on the leadership. But Skwawkbox revealed that, in order to ignore its resolutions that he wants to ignore, Keir Starmer and his allies have ridiculously claimed that conference is only sovereign while it is actually taking place and after that they’re free to forget everything it says
The racism of the Labour right and the media’s silence on it have been one of the enduring scandals of the Starmer regime. Among many examples, Skwawkbox exclusively revealed the mass purge of Muslim councillors and candidates in Waltham Forest that saw 13 out of 14 Muslim candidates barred from standing, along with three Muslim councillors including a cabinet member of 27 years standing – and the most senior black councillor who had just been elected as deputy leader of the council
When Keir Starmer’s allies told media, during the scandal of MPs second jobs and corporate backhanders, that he was never going to take a second job with a law firm, Skwawkbox revealed emails that proved he was until Jeremy Corbyn blocked the move
As Labour vilified black MP Claudia Webbe in their eagerness to remove her and replace her with a right-winger, one man was arrested for responding to the campaign of hate by planning to kill Ms Webbe. The media, no doubt eager to avoid acknowledging its part in inciting hate against her, reported only that the arrest was for the planned murder of an unnamed MP – but Skwawkbox revealed exclusively that Ms Webbe was the target
After the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, many MPs received additional funding for extra security – but Skwawkbox revealed that left MPs were being denied the money to keep them safe – a fact that became chillingly relevant soon afterward with the plan to kill Claudia Webbe
As the antisemitism of the Labour right toward left-wing Jews crawled out from under its stone, left-wing Jews in the party found themselves tens and even hundreds of times more likely to be suspended and expelled than non-Jewish members, despite complaints to the Equality and Human Rights Commission
When Jewish former Labour staffer Elaina Cohen was forced out of her job for whistleblowing, Keir Starmer was named as a potential witness in a Labour party cover-up of allegations of both antisemitism and the abuse and exploitation of domestic violence victims. Skwawkbox may also feature in the case, as some of the allegations were exclusively revealed here
These examples are just some of those revealed in just the final three months or so of the year. For the rest of this site’s exclusives, see this list.
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TRUTH MATTERS - WHAT YOU HAVE READ ABOVE ARE FACTS - THAT IS TO SAY PROVISIONALLY TRUE UNTIL PROVED OTHERWISE.
TRY USING THAT TEST FOR TRUTH ON WHAT COMES OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE MAN IN NUMBER 10.