The latest YouGov polling gives a clear indication to Labour of the impact of the continued attempts by centrist MPs, MEPs and candidates to push a new referendum in spite of the NEC’s decision this week to reject any commitment to a public vote in the party’s European election manifesto.
YouGov polling usually understates Labour support, but the headline figures show the new Brexit party leading strongly:
- Brexit Party 30%
- Labour 21%
- Tory 13%
- Fib Dems 10%
- Greens 9%
- Change UK 9%
- UKIP 4%
Anti-Brexit and pro-referendum campaigners are already attempting to spin away the significance of the results, claiming that the Brexit party’s strong showing is a result of a cannibalised Tory vote. However, the detailed results do not bear that out.
According to YouGov’s data, the Brexit party:
Source: New EU election poll underlines: Labour must drop referendum talk | The SKWAWKBOX
- Open Britain, the company behind the People’s Vote campaign, was originally The In Campaign/Stronger In
- Blue Telecoms was the company exposed in a Channel 4 undercover operation that led to a warning to the Tories from the Information Commissioner and a lengthy police investigation
- TIC/Stronger In also contracted Blue Telecoms for apparently identical services, according to Blue Telecoms’ CEO
For full disclosure, the author of this article voted ‘remain’ in the EU referendum.
Saturday’s march in London by the “People’s Vote” campaign that is run by the organisation Open Britain has highlighted the strength of feeling among a significant number of people eager to reverse the UK’s impending departure from the European Union.
Open Britain claims to be a ‘grassroots’ campaign, but is run by or associated with an array of centrists and Tories – and critics of the campaign have accused it of being a vehicle for attacks on the Labour leadership.
Source: Company behind People’s Vote used controversial Blue Telecoms in referendum campaign | The SKWAWKBOX