Brexit poll: Is this really the end for Farage’s Brexit Party? Vote in poll


The BMG Research survey for The Independent put Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party behind the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems. The poll, questioning 1,532 UK adults online between July 2 and 5, suggested many of those who defected from the Conservative Party at the European elections may soon return to the Tories heartened by the prospect of a new Government, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to leave No10 on July 23. The poll put the Conservative Party on 28 percent, followed by Labour on 27 percent, the Liberal Democrats at 18 percent and the Brexit Party at 14 percent. The damning results highlight a downward trend for the Brexit Party when compared to a similar poll taken by BMG last month. 

Since then, the Tories have gone up two points, Labour’s support remained unchanged, the Lib Dems up one and the Brexit Party went down by four points.

Mr Farage’s party triumphed at the European elections becoming Britain’s largest party in Brussels and winning 29 seats in the EU Parliament.

But is Mr Farage’s party really losing consensus? is now asking readers to voice their opinion over the future of the Brexit Party.  

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Yesterday Mr Johnson suggested the Brexit Party may help a Tory Government secure a better deal.

As he was listing reasons why he believes Brussels will renegotiate a deal with the UK following the departure of Mrs May, the former Foreign Secretary told Politico’s Playbook: “They have now got 29 Brexit MEPs in the European Parliament.

“I’m not certain they want to have Ann Widdecombe lecturing them about their deficiencies.”

Among the other reasons why Mr Johnson believe he would be able to get a new deal out of Brussels if he became Prime Minister, Mr Johnson said: “First of all, politics has changed since 2016. 

“They know Britain has to come out now, they know we are serious about no deal.

“They have the incentive of the £39 billion divorce bill payment.

“They also have a Government in London which is willing to think very differently.

“Don’t forget the backstop was very much a construct that proceeded from the brains of the Treasury and those who fundamentally wanted to keep us in the customs union and in the single market. 

“That was its intellectual origin. I approach this from a very different perspective — a much more open-minded view of how we can come out.

“I don’t think we need to be lashed to these institutions in the way that Theresa’s Government did.”

Mr Johnson has also reassured there won’t be an election before 2022.

During his first face-to-face debate with Jeremy Hunt, the Tory leadership contest’s frontrunner said: “There will be, eventually, an election in 2022.

“But before then what we must do is get our great party ready again, we must fill our coffers flush with cash and we must put out – once again – with greater power and clarity and conviction, our belief in modern, one-nation conservatism.”   


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