According to the ComRes poll of 2,000 adults for the Sunday Express 53 per cent have rejected the idea of a so called People’s Vote and instead want Theresa May to get on with the job of leaving the EU. Voters polled also made it clear they do not want a general election with 50 per cent opposing another immediate vote for parliament and only 26 per cent backing the idea. Crucially, the poll also reveals that the efforts by Remainers to scare voters away from supporting no deal with the EU have failed.
Asked about their concerns with Brexit, 50 per cent said they were not worried about free travel to Europe, 47 per cent not worried about a shortage of medicines, and 54 per cent unconcerned about a shortage of food.
Tory MP Peter Bone, the founder of the pro-Brexit Grassroots Out campaign group, said: “This poll just proves what I am finding on the door step and in my mail.
“Nobody is writing or asking me for a second referendum, there is no real support for it out there.
“You have to wonder what it would even achieve. The real people’s vote was in 2016 when we voted to leave the EU.
“If we had a second one and the Remainers lost they would claim it was unfair and want another one and then another until they won.
“There is clearly no appetite for a second referendum or for changing the result and it is obvious that the Remainers’ project fear messages are not getting through either.”
There was also strong support for Mrs May continuing as Prime Minister until the Leave date on 29th March 2019 with 47 per cent wanting her to stay in office until then.
There was little support for Mrs May stepping aside for her main rivals in the party with 61 per cent preferring her over Boris Johnson, 48 per cent over Jacob Rees-Mogg, 58 per cent over environment secretary Michael Gove and 54 per cent over foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Grassroots call to kick out pro-deal Tory MPs, by David Maddox, Political Editor
A LEADING figure in the Grassroots Conservative movement has called on people to vote out MPs who back Theresa May’s deal with the EU.
Bob Perry, the chairman of the Conservative Association for the safe seat Hornchurch and Upminster, has received widespread support from angered party members over his call to arms on Brexit.
Cllr Perry posted a message on the Conservative Grassroots website calling for Tory MPs to be put under pressure to reject the deal amid growing frustration over the government’s negotiating strategy in the Tory party where 70 per cent of members back Brexit.
He said: “I urged people to go out and lobby their MPs and tell them if they don’t vote this deal down that they won’t reelect them. I stand by that.
“I have had a lot of support from members with letters and emails and people saying that I had inspired them.”
But Cllr Perry said that he has come under pressure from party bosses but vowed to not be stopped from speaking out.
He said: “Number 10 and CCHQ obviously didn’t like what I have been saying. I have had it from good authority to suggest that I should not be so vocal but I will not be silenced.”
Cllr Perry added: “This deal has to be voted down. It is the worst thing that could happen for this country so I don’t take back anything I have said.”