Support for new Brexit Party surges amid voter backlash

Erika Holt
May 13, 2019

A ComRes general election poll published on the weekend found Mr Farage's Brexit Party had overtaken the Tories for the first time, taking a one-point lead.

But there was a bump yesterday when Nigel Farage had a row on the BBC with Andrew Marr after he accused them of being pro-Remain.

With the March 29 deadline for Brexit rapidly becoming a distant memory, Britain is increasingly divided between those who want the country to leave the European Union abruptly with no deal and those who hope to avert Brexit - options neither big party back. Watch it live from midday.

According to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer newspaper, Farage's newly formed party is on 34% before the European election, with Labour in second place on 21% and the Conservatives back in fourth on 11%. "And I believe if we leave the Labour and Conservative parties to deal with this, we will never get the Brexit we voted for".

The Prime Minister has indicated she will stand down once her Brexit deal gets through, but with significant obstacles to that happening she is under pressure to clarify what she intends to do.

Mr Hinds said he would have preferred the government "didn't have to go into talks with Labour" but asked: "What's the alternative?"

The Brexit Party leader has tried, and failed, seven times to swap his seat in the European Parliament for one in the House of Commons.

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He said he didn't support a re-run of the vote "at this stage". "They have won since 1994 and it will happen again". Mmusi Maimane, leader of the main opposition party Democratic Alliance, cast his vote in Dobsonville in Soweto.

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But he said, "There's more work to do to support our workers, and we will never stop fighting for them & their families". Whether the deals moves forward initially isn't necessarily contingent on Workhorse winning the USPS contract, Ryan said.

The shadow Brexit secretary warned it was "impossible" to see how an agreement between the Conservatives and Labour could clear the Commons unless it guaranteed the deal would be put back to the public for a "confirmatory vote".

Mr Rees-Mogg hit out at the "complete vacuum of leadership" at Westminster and said Mrs May had lost the support of the grassroots in Conservative associations across the country.

He said: "If we can save £39bn, come out of the Customs Union, come out of the Single Market, come out of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and be a genuinely independent, self-governing democracy that can choose its own future, I'd do a deal with the devil to get that".

"There are only two forces that can win this election - that nasty nationalism of the Farage Brexit Party, or the tolerant, compassionate outward-looking patriotism of the Labour Party", he will say.

"If that can be done quickly, then we have that timetable set out already".

"We are well aware that the most painless course for them is to opt for manana". If the UK Labour Party gains seats at this election, S&D will have the numbers to defeat the right and become the largest group in the European parliament.

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