Former British PM Sir John Major urges voters to back rebel candidates running against Boris Johnson’s Tories.
Randhir, I concur with you all the way to the skys. Thinking about it; people say: “The referendum was never explained to us.” Never thought for e.g.; we would need to renegotiate new ways of doing business with E.U., and rest of the world at the same time. And that it would take upwards of 4 years and still counting till we enjoy the frankenstein monster of ‘phenomenon’ called Brexit. No major new domestic policies; and UK’s influence on geopolitical stage almost coming to ZERO. Nobodoy wants to listen to someone about global affairs when they cannot put their own small hut in order///CRIMSON TAZVINZWA
That’s pretty hilarious that the issue of Brexit should be separated from General Election issues. Brexit is precisely why the election has been called by the Conservatives – LEON PACZYNSKY
The Brexit Party leader said that the decision was not easy but he will not contest any of the seats won by Conservatives at the last election.
It will come as a relief to many of the Tory candidates, but some of the former Brexit Party hopefuls have voiced their disappointment.
The Brexit Party is less than a year old and does not have any MPs – but it was the clear winner in the UK’s European elections in May, with more than 30% of the vote.
Caroline Coram, who hoped to represent Sleaford and North Hykeham for the Brexit Party, will now stand as an independent candidate.
She told Lincolnshire Reporter: “My priority right now is for the people that this announcement is letting down.
“If we step back completely then we are letting them down, so
Results: Con 28%, Lab 27%, Lib Dem 20%, Brexit Party 13%, Green 5%.
SAMPLE SIZE: 2,009 interviews.
WHAT IT SHOWED: This slight outlier of a poll shows Labour and the Conservatives neck and neck as the parties head into the conference season.
Results: Con 37%, Lab 25%, Lib Dem 16%, Brexit Party 13%, Green 2%.
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WHAT IT SHOWED: Labour trail the Conservatives by 12 in the week Boris Johnson suspended Parliament. But despite performances like this Labour believe that opinion will move dramatically when an election is called – and voters’ minds are focussed.