Westminster CHAOS: Brexit Party SURGES AHEAD of Tories in shock general election poll

Posted on May 30 2019 - 11:24pm by admin

The latest YouGov poll for The Times of 1,763 people surveyed from May 28-29 showed the Tories would be languishing in last position among the leading political parties. The Conservative Party, currently led by Theresa May until next Friday before a leadership contest takes place, polled just 19 percent of the vote – the same amount amassed by Labour. The huge surge in support for the Brexit Party has continued, attracting more than a fifth (22 percent) of the vote, following their complete domination of rival political parties in last weekend’s European elections.

In a surprise twist, the Liberal Democrats, who also performed above expectations in the recent EU polls, have come out on top, with nearly a quarter (24 percent) of the vote.

It is the latest in a series of hammer blows for the ruling Conservatives, following disastrous results in Europe, where it gained less than 10 percent of the UK vote.

The plummeting support has been blamed on the British public turning their backs on the party in anger at their inability to deliver Brexit and a clean break from the European Union on time.

Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been resoundingly defeated on three speerate occasions, with MPs outright rejecting it when asked to vote it through the UK Parliament.

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In a last-ditch attempt to win support for her agreement, the Prime Minister proposed a number of changes she hoped would bring Labour in particular own side.

But this was met with an even bigger backlash, facing the Prime Minister to announce her resignation, triggering a leadership scramble as the clock ticks down to the new Brexit deadline of October 31.

In an emotional speech outside Downing Street last Friday that saw Mrs May end with her breaking down in tears, she said: “I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold.

“I do so with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.”

But the latest poll results will send shockwaves throughout Westminster, with fears from rival parties Nigel Farage may now be in a position to launch a “political revolution” and destroy the “shattered” ruling two-party system.

The Brexit Party surged to an expected victory in the European elections – despite only officially launching a matter of weeks ago – with 29 MEPs and 32 percent of the vote.

A buoyant Mr Farage immediately threatened to unleash the Brexit Party at the next general election if the Tories fail to deliver on Brexit.

He said: “If we don’t leave on October 31 then the scores you have seen for the Brexit Party today will be repeated in a general election, and we are getting ready for it.”

Mr Farage, who was re-elected as an MEP in the South East, also warned his his Brexit Party could “stun everybody” if Britain fails to leave the EU by the next national poll.

The Brexit Party leader said: “We’re getting ready. Listen, I’m off to the office now, we’ve got 650 candidates to interview, vet.

“And we’re not just here to leave the European Union but to try and fundamentally change the shape of British politics, bring it into the 21st century and get a Parliament that better reflects the country.”

Mr Farage also told Britons to “prepare for a revolution” in UK politics as he vowed to compete in the next general election.

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