POLL: Brits Overwhelmingly Reject Tory ‘Soft Brexit’

POLL: Brits Overwhelmingly Reject Tory ‘Soft Brexit’, by Liam Deacon.

Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit plan will keep the United Kingdom tied to all the bloc’s goods rules, severely limiting the nation’s ability to control trade policy, and reports suggest she could also retreat on migration, allowing “Free Movement by another name”.

The survey, conducted by YouGov for The Sunday Times newspaper, shows only a tenth would pick the plan if there were a second referendum and nearly half think it would be bad for the nation. …

Meanwhile, about 38 percent would vote for a new, right-wing party committed to Brexit and 24 percent are prepared to support an explicitly “far-right anti-immigrant, anti-Islam party”, according to the newspaper. …

Meanwhile, a survey from last week showed more of the British public view Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson as a “leader” of people who back Brexit than they do Theresa May.

Philip:

My sense is that the UK is going through precisely what Italy did.

The two establishment parties, one old and effete, the other full of racist loonies, are spent forces.

Is Farage strong enough to seize the opportunity? Not sure about that. I wish I were.

hat-tip Philip Barton