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Tories surge to 15-POINT lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour in the polls as Leavers voters return

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Tories surge to 15-POINT lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour in the polls as Leave voters return to the Tories to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan

  • The Conservatives are on 38 per cent, up two per cent, after a surge in support
  • Six in ten Brexiteers now back Mr Johnson’s Party, the most since 2017 election 
  • Labour dropped one per cent to 23 per cent, but has picked up Remainers

By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 07:17 EDT, 6 October 2019 | Updated: 05:14 EDT, 7 October 2019

Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal has seen the Tories leap further ahead of Labour as the day of departure looms ever closer, a new poll shows.

The Conservatives are on 38 per cent, up two per cent, after a surge in support among Leave voters. 

Six in ten Brexiteers are now backing Mr Johnson’s Party, the highest level since the 2017 election.

Labour in contrast dropped one per cent to 23 per cent, but has picked up Remain votes according to the poll by Opinium for the Observer.

The Lib Dems saw the largest fall, dropping five per cent from 20 per cent to 15 per cent, including losing seven per cent of Remainers.

Six in ten Brexiteers are now backing Mr Johnson’s Party, the highest level since the 2017 election

 It came as it was suggested the PM is prepared to spark a major constitutional crisis drawing the Queen into the heart of politics in order to get Brexit done by the end of the month.

The Prime Minister is said to be prepared to ‘squat’ in Downing Street and dare the monarch to fire him if MPs topple his administration in a confidence vote and seek to delay the UK’s exit from the EU.

Under a backbench law passed last month Mr Johnson has to seek a three-month Brexit delay if there is no deal by October 19, and opposition parties are planning to try to topple his administration.

But he has continued to insist that Brexit will happen on Halloween, despite court documents last week admitting he would comply with the Benn Act.

Labour in contrast dropped one per cent to 23 per cent, but has picked up Remain votes according to the poll by Opinium for the Observer

‘Unless the police turn up at the doors of 10 Downing Street with a warrant for the prime minister’s arrest, he won’t be leaving,’ a senior source told the Sunday Times.

Drawing the 93-year-old monarch – who strives to remain apart from frontline politics – into the heart of the Brexit battle would be a move unparalleled in modern times.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick this morning said that the PM would ‘absolutely’ comply with the law, but refused to confirm or deny that he would sign the letter asking for an extension.

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