UK PM May's party faces worst ever election result amid Brexit crisis

Saul Bowman
June 3, 2019

84% of Labour members and supporters who took the survey want an all-member ballot to decide our party's Brexit policy.

Labour sources said Mr Corbyn believed a referendum was only needed to prevent a "damaging Tory Brexit" or a No Deal.

The main opposition Labour Party, which is pushing for a softer version of Brexit, would also finish third with 19% of the vote, according to the poll.

One former Labour minister confirmed they did not vote for the party last week but fell short of confirming which party they supported.

Labour grandee Alastair Campbell was actually expelled from his party after he confessed to voting Lib Dem.

The chairman of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, Gideon Falter, said of Mr Corbyn's views, "Jeremy Corbyn has a history of endorsing such conspiracy theories, whether he is accusing "the hand of Israel" of being behind Islamist attacks in Egypt, or writing his glowing foreword to a tome alleging that a "peculiar race" has successfully plotted to control Europe".

Numerous candidates, including Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt who is one of the few to rule out no deal, say they plan to take a new delegation to Brussels to renegotiate the Northern Irish backstop. Normally I hear from Remain MPs so (it was) good to get the full picture.

Jeremy Corbyn and outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May have failed to deliver Brexit, sending both Leavers and Remainers looking for something new.


The Labour leader warned that the Tory leadership contest would damage communities on both sides of the Brexit divide in Britain.

She said that Nigel Farage was right not to produce a manifesto for the latest elections.

But Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero, whose constituency voted 69 per cent in favour of leaving the European Union, says there is "no appetite" and that her party should continue to fight to ensure Britain leaves with a deal "that respects the result of the referendum".

She added: "I can stand on a platform with her because we're united in our aim to get Britain out of the European Union, and in case anyone out there is forgetting it, that is the aim of the Brexit Party".

"You bang on about having another general election".

The leader of the Brexit Party pointed out it was only launched on April 12, and "the significance of this poll is that it suggests that the European elections that we won last month were not a high water mark".

If the YouGov poll was followed through in a General Election - Labour would win the most seats due to constituency boundaries, but not a have a majority in the Commons.

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