Published On: Thu, Sep 26th, 2019

Brexit news: British voters want an election NOW as they blast ‘Establishment plot’ | Politics | News


The Prime Minister was humiliated on Tuesday after 11 Justices from the Supreme Court ruled the decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks until October 14 was unlawful. But Mr Johnson has come out fighting, saying it was “absolutely no disrespect to the judiciary to say I thought the court was wrong” to pronounce on a “political question at a time of great national controversy”.

The Supreme Court ruling has sparked fresh claims by Brexiteers of a plot from the Establishment to completely derail Brexit – now backed by a major new poll of the British public.

The poll by Survation of 1,011 adults for the Daily Mail on Wednesday – conducted just 24 hours after the Supreme Court ruling – revealed more than half (52 percent) believe “the Establishment wants to stop Brexit”.

Just 28 percent disagreed, while a fifth (20 percent) of those polled did not know.

During an explosive day in the House of Commons on Wednesday, in which Parliament was recalled following the Supreme Court ruling, the Prime Minister accused rebel Remainer MPs of “sabotaging” Brexit talks.

He raged: “The people at home know that this Parliament will keep delaying, it will keep sabotaging the negotiations because they don’t want a deal.”

Mr Johnson and his senior Government ministers are refusing to apologise for the suspension of Parliament.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove told Parliament: “I don’t think that the Government should apologise for having a strong domestic agenda.

“I don’t think we should apologise also for seeking to advance our exit from the European Union.

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Despite there being little apparent progress in Brexit talks and the Yellowhammer documents outlining no deal scenarios, Mr Johnson has continued to insist Britain will leave the EU on October 31 with or without a deal.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined forces with opposition leaders in a desperate bid to block a no deal Brexit.

Earlier this month, an alliance of opposition parties and 21 Conservative Party MPs defeated the Prime Minister on a motion stopping the UK from leaving the EU without an agreement in place on October 31.

The notion passed through the House of Lords and was made law after being given Royal Assent by the Queen.

If no Brexit deal has been agreed with the EU by October 17, this would force Mr Johnson to return to Brussels two days later and ask for an extension until at least January 31, 2020.

But the Prime Minister has remained defiant and is refusing to ask for a further Brexit deal, raging he would “rather die in a ditch”.

The poll by Survation also revealed nearly half of voters (49 percent) now want Britain to leave the EU without a deal on October 31, while 43 percent want to extend the UK’s leadership of the bloc.

Elsewhere, nearly half (55 percent) of voters want an early general election, compared to just 29 percent who don’t.

Mr Johnson has twice tabled motions in a desperate attempt to force a snap poll before the current Brexit deadline but has been defeated on both occasions in Parliament.

The Prime Minister thinks an early election could be the best way to solve the Brexit crisis.

But despite insisting he does want a snap poll, Mr Corbyn is refusing to commit to one as he insists the option of a no deal Brexit must be taken off the table first.



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