Top news story, per Twitter, is the Independent arguing that British people have changed their minds on Brexit, citing a new poll. It argues that the majority of Britons now want a second referendum on the UK quitting the European Union (EU).
It claims that the research, commissioned by the Global Future think tank, found 60 per cent of Tory voters put migration curbs first compared to 27 per cent for trade.
But critically, Global Future chief executive Gurnek Bains said:
“The overwhelming majority of Labour voters want an open, outward-looking country which could mean staying in the single market like Norway and Switzerland already do from outside the EU. If political leaders insist on – or enable – an extreme form of Brexit that prioritises immigration controls by taking Britain out of the single market and the customs union, they risk being on the wrong side of the electorate.
Following the disaterous election, I fail to see how Theresa May’s government’s position on a hard Brexit is sustainable. May has a minority without the DUP. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and their radical left-wing supporters are stoking the flames of popular dissent. People see crisis after crisis and a meltdown with Brexit.
Meanwhile, for the right of the Conservative Party, a hard Brexit trumps everything. They don’t care about parliament or the people’s worries.
I have two predictions:
- If the Conservative Party replace Theresa May with Boris Johnson, there will need to be an election, which Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party will win
- If the the Conservative Party insist on a hard Brexit, against the prevailing will of both the people and parliament, then the Conservatives will lose the next election to Labour