Well it seems that the public are not at all in favour of an anti-Brexit government of national disunity designed to force yet more uncertainty on the UK while it tries to reverse Brexit.

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The people of the UK, by a margin of 44% to 37%, have rejected the formation of a Brexit busting so called Government of National Unity, suggests a new poll.

And not only do they reject a national unity government, they also reject the options put forward as to who should be the temporary Prime Minister at its head.

The YouGov poll gave respondents the names of the five MPs most likely to be put forward for the job of shouldering the responsibility of reversing Brexit.

These were very predictably: the Tory EU federalist Ken Clarke, Labour's Harriet Harman, the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Lib Dems Jo Swinson and Caroline Lucas of the Green Party.

Now, as you can see from this chart, out of these names the Tory EU federalist Ken Clarke, who would totally reverse Brexit in a heartbeat, gets the most approval at 25%, but has more disapproval than approval with 33% against his appointment.

Harriet Harman comes next on the approval list with 19%, but with a disapproval score of 35%.

And now comes the Leader of the Opposition and Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, with an approval rating of just 15% and a massive disapproval rating of 63%.

And at the bottom are Jo Swinson and Caroline Lucas on 13% approval.

Now, if this was replicated in any way within the House of Commons then we would have bitter in-fighting between the Remainers and the Corbynistas.

Corbyn's lobby would insist on it being a Labour party led show and the Remainers would be insisting on anyone but Jeremy Corbyn. But even then I doubt the majority of the house could get behind any one of these characters.

Then there's the question of how many pro-EU Tories would vote for one of them.

Now, as I've said before, any MP can table a vote of no confidence in the government, but the only one Boris has to act on is the one tabled by the official leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn.

And Corbyn will only do that, if he can be 100% sure he will win the vote of no confidence and also that he will be the one to lead any subsequent government.

So, if this poll disapproval rating of Corbyn is reflected in the Commons, then he will never be able to get the support he needs. So would he table that motion of no confidence in the first place?

Now, I will point out that on the question of whether a no deal would be a good outcome for the country, 22% said it would be, while 49% said it would not be.

But as YouGov points out:

"…the polling also demonstrates one of the issues for those opposed to the current Prime Minister. Whilst the public may not like what he is doing, they don't much like any of the alternatives either."

And that is borne out by the answer the respondents gave to the first poll question when they answered by 44% to 37% – against a Government of National Unity.

Sources:

https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/08/20/public-are-opposed-government-national-unity

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