Recent polls conducted by numerous organisations show support for a no-deal Brexit has actually increased.
Theresa May leaves Number 10 Downing Street on January 21, 2019 in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to address the House of Commons this afternoon outlining how...
Mrs May ruled out a second referendum, saying it would 'damage social cohesion.' She said that she will consult parliament on its negotiating mandate for fresh talks to be held with her Brussels counterparts.
ICM ran one poll on Brexit, asking voters which steps the Prime Minister should take next, and it indicated that while there is no majority in favour of what the Tory leader should do next, a significant number of the survey's participants believe she should pursue a no-deal Brexit (28 per cent). Support for a second referendum was only four points behind (24 per cent).
Guardian political correspondent Jessica Elgot reacted with horror to the news that many of those polled support no-deal:
Some alarming ICM polling in our story tonight - the most popular option with the public is now no deal ♀️ https://t.co/Wrvy8ApBA2— Jessica Elgot (@jessicaelgot) January 20, 2019
Steve Double, the Conservative MP for St Austell and Newquay, responded to Ms Elgot's tweet:
You would have thought lesson would have been learnt in 2016 - the more project fear predicted disaster it we voted Leave the more people were driven to Leave. Same happening now. The more the establishment says we can't leave with no deal the more popular no deal Brexit becomes. https://t.co/QwdDpDK904— Steve Double MP (@stevedouble) January 21, 2019
Westminster journalist Michael Heaver had the following to say about no-deal:
Support for No Deal surging across the country, MPs waffling on about delaying/stopping Brexit increasingly out of step with the public mood.— Michael Heaver (@Michael_Heaver) January 21, 2019
Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg tweeted the following
A poll showing a no deal Brexit is the voters' top choice may alarm the Guardian but the British people are made of sterner stuff. https://t.co/jFCd9QHijp— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) January 21, 2019
- Extending Article 50 and block 'no-deal', which is being supported by Yvette Cooper and Nick Boles.
- Rerouting power from the government to MPs, which is being tabled by Dominic Grieve MP.
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