Posted on: 3rd July 2017 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

May under pressure over public pay cap

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been put under pressure today as her own Cabinet ministers begin to back calls led by the Liberal Democrats and Labour to scrap the public sector pay cap. Pressure To Intervene The cap, which allows for only a 1% pay rise for public sector jobs like nurses and teachers, has been widely criticised over the past weeks, becoming a key issue during the election…

Posted on: 2nd July 2017 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Corbyn rattled as hard Brexit stance alienates allies

Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have been left rattled this week as a division has sprung up in his Parliamentary coalition against austerity over Corbyn’s plans for what critics have called “Labour’s hard, extreme Brexit”. The Liberal Democrats, whose twelve votes are vitally important to any prospect of defeating the government during this hung Parliament, chose to abstain on Thursday from an anti-austerity amendment, due to the amendment also…

Posted on: 2nd July 2017 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 1

Cable stands firm on EU

Sir Vince Cable, the man who looks set to be elected as new Leader of the Liberal Democrats this summer, directly addressed critics this morning and has stood firm on his party‚Äôs line on the European Union in an interview with Sky News. Questions Cable was asked about his views on freedom of movement and the single market by Sophy Ridge, protection of which are core planks of the Liberal…

Posted on: 1st July 2017 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

Revealed: The Tory-Labour Brexit Deal

The Tory-Labour Brexit vision was revealed on Thursday night, as Labour whipped its MPs not to vote for an amendment that could have helped keep Britain in the single market, while the Liberal Democrats were the only major party to unanimously vote to stay in. Complicit Despite expressly stating that he would take Britain out of the single market, with his Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer doing the same, and…

Posted on: 1st July 2017 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 5

Corbyn caught lying about student numbers

Repeating a lie made during the televised leaders’ debate during the general election, Jeremy Corbyn today once again lied about student numbers at a rally he attended in London. UCAS Figures Contradict Corbyn Corbyn, while addressing thousands at the rally, said that “fewer working class young people are applying to university”, according to trade union Unite. The truth is, however, the opposite. In fact, UCAS statistics for 2017 show that…