The SKWAWKBOX in the news

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The SKWAWKBOX in the news

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skwawkbox newsInteresting couple of days. Yesterday, defunct Labour MP Michael Dugher gave an interview to The New Statesman in which, along with the Canary, he ‘name-checked’ the SKWAWKBOX. He did so in an entirely negative way, of course, but since there’s history there and his departure will be Labour’s gain, it’s a badge of honour:

dugher nsThe SKWAWKBOX also received a call from the political editor of one of the major online publications who is preparing an article on ‘new left media’. We won’t spoil their thunder by naming it before they publish, but it was an interesting conversation, as the journalist said s/he wanted to talk to this blog because it’s the one that ‘all the MPs’ – and even Labour’s NEC – are talking about.

Of course, some of those MPs speak positively and some positively hate it – but that’s unsurprising, given the topics that are covered here.

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Celebrities flock to provide new Red Wedge for Corbyn

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THE right wing press loves to depict Jeremy Corbyn as a dour, out-of-touch “retired geography teacher” who is more at home pottering on his allotment than connecting with real people.

Oh, how wrong they are!

Corbyn’s leadership election campaigns in 2015 and 2016 gave the electorate a glimpse of the man’s universal appeal.

And anyone who has met him or heard him speak publicly, will attest to the 67-year-old’s contagious charisma and genuine human warmth.

Small wonder therefore, that celebrities from the world of acting, music, sport, and elsewhere, are flocking to support him in his bid to become the UK’s next Prime Minister.

An unlikely quartet of multi-millionaire snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, Welsh diva Charlotte Church and the Modfather himself, Paul Weller, are leading a 21st Century Red Wedge for Corbyn.

This new Wedge kicked off last December with the hugely successful Concert for…

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Celebrities flock to provide new Red Wedge for Corbyn

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May’s election call driven by fear not confidence. Game on – move fast

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May’s election call driven by fear not confidence. Game on – move fast

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This morning Theresa May announced that she will seek a General Election for 8 June.

Don’t believe the hype. The narrative in the media will be that this is a move born out of May’s confidence and Labour’s weakness – and that’s what we’re meant to believe.

May talks a good game – as long as she’s not facing Jeremy Corbyn over the despatch box – and she sought to cast this move, as you’d expect, as one stemming from her confidence in the UK’s ‘economic recovery’ that has supposedly ‘surpassed all expectations’.

She was lying through her teeth – and couldn’t help giving herself away.

For May, a general election now is all about Brexit – and her fear of the disaster the negotiations are going to be.

May implied that Labour was looking to block Brexit like the LibDems, but Jeremy Corbyn’s intelligent handling of the Article 50…

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Reporter refs Business Insider to dig at this blog. Next day, BI copies this blog

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Reporter refs Business Insider to dig at this blog. Next day, BI copies this blog

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Yesterday on Twitter, the Senior Reporter for IB Times responded to a tweet from a Business Insider reporter with a mention of this blog:

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Mr Silvera appears to have been attempting a dig at the SKWAWKBOX for an article last week that looked at some ‘minor MSM-ers’ having an echo-chamber session about being mentioned by this blog. The Business Insider reporter appears to be an innocent bystander in the exchange, but it’s worth noting his name.

Mr Silvera wasn’t finished. His follow-up tweet looks like a poor attempt to dismiss the SKWAWKBOX’s content as conspiracy theories:

silvera ibtimes 2.jpgWhich, of course, ignores both how much referenced evidence this blog provides and the fact that the mainstream media often end up playing catch-up.

Speaking of which…

Today, Business Insider published a story on the attempts by Labour right-wingers to use this year’s Labour Conference in Brighton to block left-wing candidates from even…

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