THERESA May’s Brexit deal has been overwhelmingly rejected by Express.co.uk readers, with an exclusive poll revealing 86 percent are against the Prime Minister’s plan.
Theresa May has drafted staunch supporter Amber Rudd back into the cabinet as the work and pensions secretary and took personal control of the final phase of Brexit negotiations.
The prime minister sought to shore up her support hours after Michael Gove decided to remain in the cabinet, despite having told her on Thursday he believed her Brexit deal was “not a runner” and will not get through parliament.
|HARVEY GAVIN, EXPRESS|AIWA! NO!|THERESA May’s Brexit deal has been overwhelmingly rejected by Express.co.uk readers, with an exclusive poll revealing 86 percent are against the Prime Minister’s plan.
The online ‘People’s Poll’, which has been live on Express.co.uk for just 36 hours, has already received more than 69,500 responses. As of 9.05pm GMT, Just 9.9 percent (6,880) of respondents said they supported the deal while 3.7 percent (2,592) said they were unsure. The remaining 60,081 who took part said they rejected her draft Brexit deal.
The shock results comes as Mrs May desperately battles to muster support for the draft agreement struck with Brussels.
The PM is fighting for her political survival on multiple fronts as pressure mounts following a barrage of resignations yesterday – including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey.
Furious Tory Brexiteers dismayed at Mrs May’s deal have called for a vote of no confidence in her leadership, with 22 MPs having publicly confirmed they have submitted letters.
Meanwhile, there is huge doubt over whether Mrs May can persuade enough MPs to back her deal in the Commons.
Conservative eurosceptics and her unionist allies in Northern Ireland have all warned they will vote against it.
And as things stand, Mrs May would need dozens of Labour MPs to defy the whip and vote with the Government.
But Jeremy Corbyn’s party has said his party will stick to its guns and reject it, insisting the deal does not meet his six “tests”.