Brexit: Twitter reacts with joy as support for no-deal increases

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...

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...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...

Those hoping to overturn Brexit have had their hopes dashed, as the latest polls indicate support for no-deal has actually increased, causing many on Twitter to react with joy. 

The news comes as the Prime Minister made her statement to the House of Commons this afternoon, outlining what her Plan B is, following last week's defeat on her Withdrawal Agreement

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. 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claims Brexit feels like 'Groundhog Day' and asked the Prime Minister to stop "wasting taxpayers' money" on funding no-deal preparations

In response to a question about 3,500 troops being stationed in the event of no-deal from Lib Dem leader Vince Cable, Mrs May assured him that all preparations are being made for the likely event. 

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: 

 Steve Double, the Conservative MP for St Austell and Newquay, responded to Ms Elgot's tweet: 

 Westminster journalist Michael Heaver had the following to say about no-deal: 

 Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg tweeted the following 

The chair of the Brexit select committee, Labour MP Hilary Benn, held a meeting at 1pm with rebels who hoped to table different amendments to Mrs May's Plan B. They include: 

- 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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