Word reached the SKWAWKBOX during the writing of this article that the Sun has been trailing that it’s ‘going big’ on Jeremy Corbyn at 10pm this evening. If it’s preparing another IRA-related smear after it disgraced itself with its ‘Blood on hands’ attack, which appeared after the terrible events in Manchester on Monday, it’s going to have egg on its face.

The Sun is not the only right-wing publication to attempt the same smear. Another rag carried a cartoon showing masked terrorists campaigning door to door for the Labour leader.

Such smears could not be further from the truth – which the SKWAWKBOX brings you exclusively.

This blog has spent a significant part of this month talking to various people on both sides of the republican/loyalist divide, digging to get cast-iron confirmation, from people who were there, of one core fact:

Jeremy Corbyn’s was an envoy of the British government who…

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Dear Mrs May,

Jeremy Corbyn and yourself have agreed to halt campaigning for the General Election today as a mark of respect for the victims of last night’s bombing. In solidarity, the SKWAWKBOX will do the same for today.

But this is not a political post, except inasmuch as everything is politics. Anyone who reads this blog will know what opinion it holds of your politics and behaviour. No, this is just a human post, with a few human questions that won’t wait.

Dear Mrs May, why did we have to wait almost four hours for a statement from you about the events last night at the Manchester arena. We know when a tragedy like this happens there are meetings, and briefings, and chaos. But people were worried, afraid, sad – and not a word from you. For almost four hours. Not even a tweet from Number 10. Conservative…

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may i'm lying.pngLetters landing on doormats this week sent by Theresa May to unwary voters shows signs of Tory desperation – and an shameless lie.

The letter, snappily titled ‘Making Brexit a success is central to our national interest‘, carries an image of Mrs May that can hardly be called engaging (shown above, although we added the text) – unlike ‘rock star‘ Jeremy Corbyn – and some extremely awkward language, as well as that lie. Here it is.

May lie leaflet p1May lie leaflet p2.pngThe leaflet claims that everyone will pay more tax under Labour, when Labour’s manifesto contains a firm promise that no one earning under £80,000 will pay more in tax or national insurance, meaning that 95%of the people of this country will pay nothing extra.

This is the same lie that the CCHQ has been promoting as ‘fake news’ on social media:

con fake news taxesWe expect the Tories to mislead and misrepresent. But outright…

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