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Brexit: Voters firmly reject Boris Johnson’s plan to crash out of EU with no deal, poll finds

independent.co.uk

The public decisively rejects Boris Johnson ’s threat to crash the UK out of the EU without a deal, undermining his claim to have a mandate for the dramatic step, an exclusive poll for The Independent shows.Only 34 per cent of voters want the prime minister to carry out a no-deal Brexit on 31 October if necessary – while 49 per cent urge him to either delay, cancel Brexit altogether, or stage a fresh referendum.The survey, carried out by BMG Research, also reveals the public is overwhelmingly gloomy about Mr Johnson’s chances of negotiating a fresh deal, with only 19 per cent believing he will.From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras.Voters also favour MPs be...

Brexit: Voters firmly reject Boris Johnson’s plan to crash out of EU with no deal, poll finds

independent.co.uk

The public decisively rejects Boris Johnson ’s threat to crash the UK out of the EU without a deal, undermining his claim to have a mandate for the dramatic step, an exclusive poll for The Independent shows.Only 34 per cent of voters want the prime minister to carry out a no-deal Brexit on 31 October if necessary – while 49 per cent urge him to either delay, cancel Brexit altogether, or stage a fresh referendum.The survey, carried out by BMG Research, also reveals the public is overwhelmingly gloomy about Mr Johnson’s chances of negotiating a fresh deal, with only 19 per cent believing he will.From extras.Voters also favour MPs being given a final vote on the Brexit outcome – rather being sh...

Sadiq Khan to Lib Dems: Corbyn is only viable PM to stop no deal | Politics | The Guardian

theguardian.com

As leader of ‘largest opposition party by far’ Corbyn insists he is right person to lead caretaker government. Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at leading Tory MPs orchestrating efforts to stop a no-deal Brexit who are refusing to back him as a caretaker prime minister to prevent the UK crashing out of the EU. Corbyn’s hopes of forming a unity government are fading as a number of prominent Conservatives working to stop no-deal Brexit have ruled out any mechanism to put the Labour leader in No 10. Former Conservative minister Sir Oliver Letwin, a key figure in parliament marshalling MPs against a no-deal, dealt Corbyn a blow on Saturday when he ruled out backing him to take over in Downing Street. ...