Savage infighting in the Labour Party, caused by the release of leaked emails and WhatsApp messages, threatens the party’s financial stability, according to a report in The Guardian.
The dossier, leaked by figures sympathetic with the Corbynite left, details trenchant factional infighting within the party, with one source telling The Torch that “it’s like half of the party hates the other half”. The report also confirms the sheer scale of the anti-semitism crisis within Labour, for which the party came under serious fire in recent years.
With the leaked dossier potentially leading to claims under the Data Protection Act, as well as for breach of confidence and libel, the Labour Party is braced to absorb a huge financial shock, as it may be ordered to pay out significant sums to aggrieved staff members.
Furthermore, members of the GMB union who are Labour staff members have passed a motion of no confidence in General Secretary Jennie Formby, in a significant escalation of events.
“There is no end in sight to Labour factional infighting,” said our analyst. “People hoping for a new start under Keir Starmer – a more moderate politics – are going to be in for a nasty surprise.”