Brexit saved? Boris soars in the polls with massive 12 point lead over Corbyn’s Labour


According to a new YouGov poll for The Sunday Times, Mr Johnson’s Conservative party is steaming ahead with 33 percent, while Mr Corbyn’s Labour party trails behind with just 21 percent of the vote. Jo Swinson’s Liberal Democrats followed closely behind Labour with 19 percent. Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party secured 14 percent of the vote while the Green Party gained just 7 percent of the vote.

The latest poll is the biggest Tory lead since the 2017 General Election.

It comes as Mr Johnson today raised General Election stakes by warning Brussels that he will slash more than £30billion from the EU divorce bill if the UK leaves without a deal in place.

The Prime Minister’s tough stance could see him win over Brexit Party supporters.

Mr Johnson’s team is also working on an emergency budget in October which will cut fuel duty for the first time in eight years, which could lead the way for a General Election in the same month.

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Senior Tories have said that Mr Johnson has “war-gamed” an election on October 17 – the same day EU leaders will meet to discuss whether to grant Britain a new agreement to prevent a no deal Brexit.

The Prime Minister will today tell European Council President, Donald Tusk that Britain will give the EU less than £10billion of the £39billion former Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to pay if the EU fails to remove the Northern Ireland backstop.

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Government lawyers have calculated that the UK is legally only obliged to pay £7 billion of the £39billlion.

Mr Johnson arrived yesterday at the G7 summit in France and revealed his decision to threaten the EU with a loss of up to £32billion.

A senior government source said: “The PM has always said it was a huge mistake to agree to the divorce bill before any Brexit deal had been finalised.

“If there is no deal, Brussels will need to organise a whip round — they’ll need to plug a huge hole from our contribution and they’ll need billions to keep Ireland afloat.”

The Prime Minister will also meet with US President Donald Trump this morning to discuss a post-Brexit trade deal before speaking to Mr Tusk.

Mr Tusk has warned that Mr Johnson could go down in history as “Mr No Deal”, after adding he would “not cooperate” on a no deal Brexit.

Mr Johnson hit back with a fiery response: “I don’t want a no-deal Brexit, but I say to our friends in the EU: if they don’t want a no-deal Brexit, then we’ve got to get rid of the backstop from the treaty.

“If Donald Tusk doesn’t want to go down as Mr No Deal Brexit, then I hope that point should be borne in mind by him too.”



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