Conveniently the Sun fails to publish details of the 'internal poll' and it's hard to see the Lib Dems coming from third place to overturn a 20,000 majority. Certainly the Lib Dems are polling very strongly in Remain voting London, but they're still third behind Labour and the Tories, so perhaps best to take the Sun's article with more than a pinch of salt.
Islington South & Finsbury general election 2017
Emily Thornberry (Lab) 30,188 (62.8%) +11.9%
Jason Charalambous (Con) 9,925 (20.7%) -1.6%
Alain Desmier (Lib Dem) 5,809 (12.1%) +1.2%
Benali Hamdache (Green) 1,198 (2.5%) -5.1%
Pete Muswell (UKIP) 929 (1.9%) -5.7%
Yesterday Thornberry appeared on Good Morning Britain to take on the might of Morgan and Reid. Predictably it didn't go well. Bleary eyed and quite frankly looking like shit, she stumbled through the interview and at one point said she hoped the public would back Leave in another referendum. "It's a quarter to seven in the morning" bemoaned Thornberry as she corrected herself. Too much late night champers with Diane Abbott and Shami Chakrabarti?
For his part, Piers Morgan repeated what we've said for the past couple of weeks - that Labour's second referendum would be a choice between Remain and... Remain ie. that their renegotiated deal would effectively keep us inside the EU anyway. This is the big Labour con going into this election, pretending that we will get a choice, when in fact there would be no Leave option.
At BTLP we would be over the moon if Thornberry took over from Corbyn, but surely even the Labour membership can see that she wouldn't be fit to lead the Monster Raving Loony Party, let alone Her Majesty's Opposition. Then again, if you'd have asked anybody twenty years ago that one day a balloon head backbencher called Jeremy Corbyn would have led the party you'd be met by laughter. Also, let's not forget that in a Labour government Lady Nugee would be the Foreign Secretary, one of the four Great Offices of State. Diane Abbott would occupy one of the other positions. Let that sink in.