“Bolsover beast” Skinner endorses Burgon for deputy

Veteran Labour firebrand backs candidate: “he gives me hope – I urge CLPs and unions to vote for him” Richard Burgon with outspoken Labour veteran Denis Skinner Denis Skinner, one of Labour’s best-known and best-loved MPs – except by right-wingers on the receiving end of his equally well-known quips and tongue-lashings More...

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By admin On Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Murphy hounded for 1-day pre-election break. McNicol took THREE jaunts in run-up to 2017 elections

Establishment media and Labour right’s knives out again for Corbyn’s chief of staff Then-general secretary Iain McNicol in 2017 The Establishment media and the Labour right have been dogpiling Jeremy More...

By admin On Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Petition to save Derbyshire show nears 20k. Moments like these are surely unconnected with BBC binning it

A petition to save the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show is approaching 20,000 signatures. The programme’s presenter tweeted that the first she had heard of the BBC’s decision to cancel her award-winning More...

By admin On Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Video: BBC News announces Kobe Bryant tragedy – with footage of wrong basketball star

Bryant has died along with daughter and three other people in helicopter crash – but BBC shows wrong player Kobe Bryant, right, and LeBron James Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed, along with his More...

By admin On Sunday, January 26th, 2020
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Video: brilliant Butler slams saboteur MPs: “you lost us the election in 2017”

Deputy leadership hopeful tells it straight to ‘real selfish’ MPs Dawn Butler, speaking at yesterday’s deputy leader hustings Deputy leadership prospect Dawn Butler had strong words at yesterday’s More...

By admin On Sunday, January 26th, 2020
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Excl: Grenfell inquiry panellist steps down after Unite threatens judicial review – media ignore union role

Panellist’s organisation had received tens of thousands of pounds from cladding firm The media have reported this weekend that controversial panellist Benita Mehra was stepping down from the Grenfell inquiry More...

By admin On Sunday, January 26th, 2020
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Nandy – no condemnation of GMB bargaining away right of members at G4S to strike

Labour leadership hopeful did not respond to calls, text or emails Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy has failed to respond when asked whether she would condemn a strongly-criticised move by one of the unions More...

By admin On Saturday, January 25th, 2020
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Excl: drama as Loach switches mayoral backing to Yaqoob

Film director withdraws backing from rival Ken Loach and mayoral hopeful Salma Yaqoob Left-wing film director Ken Loach has dramatically withdrawn his backing for Pete Lowe in the contest to become Labour’s More...

By admin On Friday, January 24th, 2020
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Burgon takes huge step toward final ballot with Unite endorsement. Here’s how he might get over line

Final hurdle still be to crossed Richard Burgon, the only candidate in the deputy leader contest to have nominated Jeremy Corbyn in both leadership elections, took a huge step toward qualifying for the full ballot More...

By admin On Friday, January 24th, 2020
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Leadership results conference will be open – and free – to all 2019 annual conference delegates

The four remaining Labour leadership candidates Labour members have been asking how to gain access to the special conference in April that will announce the next leader of the party. The SKWAWKBOX can confirm that More...