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Skwawkbox Tries to Shut Down Debate about Brexit and Freedom of Movement.

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Skwawkbox Says: “Noise about freedom of movement by some of the usual undermining suspects.”

Self-appointed Corbyn and Labour Party adviser Steven Walker is notorious for scaremongering on his site Skwawkbox. 

Now he’s turned his attention to the Labour Party Conference in an attempt to spread fear about possible “protests” by people who “wish to damage the party” at Labour Conference on the issue of Brexit.

The SKWAWKBOX can reveal that a move is planned inside Conference by ‘moderates’ desperate to disrupt Jeremy Corbyn’s surging popularity to disrupt Labour’s Conference by means of either a ‘mirror’ protest inside the hall or a ‘walk-out’ to join protesters outside, which of course makes an even bigger mockery of the term ‘moderate’ than it already is.

It is worth noting that Walker uses this ‘report’ to attack the growing campaign for freedom of movement.

The vast majority of Labour members – already bristling at the increase in ‘noise’ about Brexit and freedom of movement by some of the usual undermining suspects as Conference draws closer – will have no tolerance for this ridiculous, self-indulgent stunt and will back any and all measures the party’s leadership takes to block the infantile behaviour.

Let the tone of this sentence sink in….


If one can delve into Walker’s mind, a murky, fog clouded, region, the reasoning seems to be that since, “Corbyn’s ability to remove Brexit as an vote-factor for millions of voters ” is an “an incredible political achievement” (here) attempts to bring up ‘divisive’ issues, that is either questioning Brexit or whatever Corbyn may, or may not, say, on Brexit, is the work of “undermining suspects”.

No doubt Skwarky will froth at this:  Finally, Labour’s left are standing up for freedom of movement, “A new campaign is tackling the Labour leadership’s growing anti-immigration narrative.”

This, Labour Campaign for Free Movement.

And this:


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Written by Andrew Coates

August 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm

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  1. There should be a full debate about the single market – with its support for free movement- and the customs union. The TUC has made some valid points about the worker protection ( albeit inadequate) in trade deals involving the customs union and also that the single market does not preclude nationalisation. The French government has announced it is to nationalise the ship yards at Saint-Nazaire to ward off an Italian based take over. The real problem with nationalisation – despite Northern Rock and the East Coast line – has been successive British Governments.
    I would be worried about a walk out from Conference. Chuka et al would see this as a dummy run for splitting the Party.


    August 6, 2017 at 2:48 pm

  2. Is this the same Steve Walker who had Ed Milliband’s ‘monolith’ commissioned?


    August 6, 2017 at 4:31 pm

  3. […] via Skwawkbox Tries to Shut Down Debate about Brexit and Freedom of Movement. — Tendance Coatesy […]

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