Labour crisis: Corbyn in free fall as support plummets while Boris surges in new poll

Labour crisis: Corbyn in free fall as support plummets while Boris surges in new poll

In a survey from Ipsos MORI, over two-thirds of those asked, this month are dissatisfied with Mr Corbyn’s handling of the UK’s exit from the EU. As well as the 72 percent of the voting public that do not approve of the Labour’s leaders approach to Brexit, Mr Corbyn was deal another blow as just 15 percent were satisfied with his strategy towards the UK’s exit.

In comparison, from August to October, the level of approval for Boris Johnson has steadily improved and now stands at 39 percent, while Jo Swinson and Nigel Farage registered 20 and 28 percent respectively.

Moreover, over Mr Johnson registered just 48 percent in terms of dissatisfaction with his handling of Brexit his lowest since becoming Prime Minister.

Ahead of the release of the poll, Mr Corbyn was given another headache as Labour MP, Louise Ellman resigned from the party.

Elected for Liverpool Riverside in 1997, Ms Ellman left the party amid fears of Mr Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

Announcing her decision, the Labour MP said: “I believe that Jeremy Corbyn is not fit to serve as our Prime Minister.

“With a looming general election and the possibility of him becoming Prime Minister, I feel I have to take a stand.

“I cannot advocate a government led by Jeremy Corbyn.”

In tandem with the resignation of the longtime Labour MP, some within the Labour party have labelled Mr Corbyn’s policy on a general election as from “another planet”.

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One MP at the meeting said: “We had 15 minutes from Lavery telling us we are election ready and an hour of MPs saying we are not.”

Away from the apparent problems within the Labour party, the Prime Minister has been locked in talks with EU officials in an attempt to agree a Brexit deal before the European summit this week.

Reports had emerged that a deal may soon be agreed by the two parties although Government sources have quashed such rumours.

Mr Johnson had allegedly made several concession over the Irish backstop in order to try and get a deal over the line.

Due to those concessions, some EU leaders had indicated that a Brexit deal could well be agreed, with both Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel expecting an agreement before the summit.

Despite that, members within the DUP have insisted that gaps still remain in the proposal.

The key issue for Arlene Foster’s party is a mechanism within the deal that allows Northern Ireland the ability to approve or reject border plans.

According to Newsnight’s political editor, Nicholas Watt, a source stated that “the DUP never want to own a solution”.

They added: “At some point you have to call their bluff.

“You just have to hope they will sulkily acquiesce.”

Published at Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:47:00 +0000