May said KCTMO was no longer managing #Grenfell estate. Really?

Posted: September 30, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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In August, Theresa May told Grenfell campaigners and neighbours that KCTMO, the “tenants’ management organisation” with responsibility for the Lancaster West estate on which Grenfell Tower once housed so many people and for other, neighbouring estates, would no longer manage Lancaster West.

kctmo tmMore than three weeks later, the following letter appears to have been sent to residents – including residents with an address within the bounds of Lancaster West:

grenfell kctmo.jpg‘KCTMO’ stands for ‘Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation. The recipients of the letter sent to the SKWAWKBOX live at an address on the estate but do not wish to be identified.

KCTMO have been sent the image above and asked to confirm the authenticity of the letter and why it was sent, but the organisation has not yet replied.

According to the BBC, Kensington and Chelsea Council voted this week to remove KCTMO from management responsibilities for all the estates…

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Labour First expecting to lose Conference votes – badly. But…

Posted: September 30, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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In a typically bizarre article for LabourList, Labour First’s Luke Akehurst somehow tries to claim Labour First’s recent losses were a slap in the face for Momentum – and to claim the ‘unity’ high ground while promising a relentless fight against measures designed to re-democratise the Labour Party:

LL LA fight.pngLabour First appears eager to grab any crumb of comfort, making much of the selection of a right-wing candidate for the Lewisham mayoral contest, in spite of concerns of local members about how the result was achieved. Akehurst also claims that the selection of right-wing council candidates in various parts of the country shows that Corbyn supporters are voting for right-wingers – which ignores the fact that Local Campaign Forums have engineered shortlists in many parts of the country to prevent left-wing members having a candidate to vote for at all.

But the most interesting parts of Akehurst’s article are his claim that the…

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Dugdale resigns — Skwawkbox

Posted: August 29, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

According to a very senior Labour source moments ago, Kezia Dugdale has resigned – a move that could open the door to wholesale changes in Scottish Labour. More to follow. The SKWAWKBOX needs your support. This blog is provided free of charge but depends on the generosity of its readers to be viable. If you […]

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It’s all over now, isn’t it? With Brexit in focus and the coalition government long out of office, it would be easy to believe the Tories’ brutal “welfare” policies were a thing of the past. The bedroom tax is old news. The once notorious “fit for work” tests are no longer set pieces in ministers’ […]

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Ministers have spent almost £40m in an “appalling” attempt to stop sick and disabled people receiving the financial help they are entitled to, The Independent can reveal. Freedom of Information requests have exposed how taxpayers’ money has been spent on futile legal battles to prevent vulnerable people receiving help. The hit to the public purse […]

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Want a SKWAWKBOX T-shirt to wear to #Conference (or anywhere)? —

Posted: August 29, 2017 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

At the suggestion of a savvy reader, the SKWAWKBOX is planning to produce a run of T-shirts with the new, soon-to-be-launched SKWAWKBOX logo in time for delegates who are so inclined to wear them at Labour’s Conference next month – or anywhere else, of course – to raise awareness of this blog and of the […]

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