Posted on: 20th April 2020 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Labour infighting threatens party finances

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…

Posted on: 20th April 2020 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Lib Dem board overruled on leadership election delay

The Liberal Democrats are set to hold a leadership election closer to the originally intended timetable after their chief executive body, Federal Board, was overruled last week. Since the loss of Jo Swinson’s seat at the 2019 general election, the party has been due to hold a leadership election. It was originally timetabled for May 2020 by Federal Board, but this was punted all the way until May 2021 due…

Posted on: 12th September 2019 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Labour MP hints at pact with Farage

A Labour MP has today provoked controversy by saying in an interview that she would rather go into coalition with Nigel Farage’s xenophobic, homophobic Brexit Party than the Liberal Democrats. In the interview with ITV’s Paul Brand, Emma Lewell-Buck, a former Shadow Minister and the MP for South Shields, made the startling confession, and admitted that it was because of how passionately she wants Brexit to happen – even though…

Posted on: 9th September 2019 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Labour voters prefer Swinson to Corbyn

A new opinion poll by Opinium has been released today, showing one fascinating detail: Labour voters prefer Jo Swinson, the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, to Jeremy Corbyn. It will come as a danger sign to the Labour Party, who have recently been haemorrhaging votes to the Lib Dems, with around a quarter of 2017 Labour voters now making the switch to the pro-European party. Commentators suggest that this…

Posted on: 27th August 2019 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Swinson proposes triple lock plan to stop no deal

Jo Swinson, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has today released her party’s plan to prevent a ‘no deal Brexit’. The so-called “triple lock” would provide three ways to prevent no deal at any cost, including legislation at first, an election if that fails, and then, as a last resort, full revocation of Article 50 to prevent a ‘no deal’ Brexit “humiliating the country”. At a summit of opposition leaders…

Posted on: 19th May 2019 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Labour DESERTED: grandees urge members to vote Lib Dem

Sitting Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge has urged Labour supporters to lend their support to other parties. The MP told a Labour meeting that voting for pro-EU parties was necessary. She called upon supporters to take ‘whatever action they need’ catching the pro-Brexit Labour leadership off guard. Labour have been crashing in the polls along with the Tories. The second poll in just a week has shown that the Liberal…

Posted on: 14th May 2019 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Lib Dems continue surge in latest Euro poll

The Lib Dems have continued their surge in the latest European Parliament election poll, released tonight by BMG. In results which are increasingly getting the attention of journalists and voters alike, the latest figures put them up on their 2014 showing by an enormous 13%, and within striking distance of the pro-Brexit Labour Party. These poll figures will bolster growing evidence that the Lib Dems are the only pro-EU party…

Posted on: 11th May 2019 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Lib Dems beating the Tories in disaster for May

The Liberal Democrats have beaten the Conservatives into fourth place in the latest Opinium poll, with 12% to the Tories’ 11%, in what will come as a major blow to Theresa May. The last time the Liberal Democrats or their predecessor party, the Liberals, defeated the Conservatives in a national election was in 1906 — and on these figures, the same could happen in just a fortnight. It comes as…

Posted on: 10th May 2019 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Latest Remain Party Projections

The latest polls for the European Parliament election on 23rd May have been published, with the latest two notably being done after the local elections, which saw the Liberal Democrats surge by 704 councillors and 10 councils, and the Green Party gain seats across the country also. Taking an average of these post-local election polls, the Liberal Democrats appear to have leapt ahead with 12% (+4% on the last tracker),…

Posted on: 8th May 2019 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Greens in major foreign policy blunder

The co-leader of the Green Party, Sian Berry, has today found herself under fire after revealing controversial Green foreign policy in a car-crash interview on LBC with Iain Dale. In the interview, Berry repeatedly affirmed the Green Party’s desire to leave NATO, one of the most successful international co-operations in history. It casts doubt on the Greens’ commitment to internationalism, with analysts claiming that withdrawal from NATO would be “offering…