After Davis quit, a vote of confidence in May’s leadership hung in the balance. Now it’s set to happen – and events are creating their own momentum.
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No clearer signal could be sent that the Haltemprice and Howden MP is out on his own. But the promotion will lose Raab some friends even as it delivers a new gain in status.
The question this morning is whether Johnson, who fundamentally disagrees with May’s new Brexit policy no less, will also go – along with other Cabinet dissenters.
Our snap survey. Three in five Party members believe May’s new Brexit plan represents a bad deal for Britain.
And the same proportion don’t support it. This mirrors the Leave/Remain divide which the survey found before the EU referendum.
ConHome snap survey newsflash. Is May’s Chequers Brexit plan good or bad? Should it be backed or not? Our poll is now live.
An e-mail has been sent to the inboxes of our regular panel members, and we hope to publish the findings during the next few days.
If no deal is better than a bad one, the sum of this policy is certainly a bad deal. Tory leavers now face a bleak choice.
What may count most today is not whether the water simmers over, but whether his temper and patience do instead – or first.
A Brexit in the hand is worth two in the bush. None the less, the Commons will have to vote her proposals down, if the EU banks them but offers no proper deal in return.
Our survey panel. It’s a record high for the view that the Prime Minister should leave Downing Street before the next election.
Each monthly answer to this question since last June has found that over half the respondents want a new leader in place for the contest due in 2022.
It’s a close-run thing, with fewer than 20 votes in over a thousand separating these two Big Beasts among potential contenders.
This finding confirms that Gove and Javid are the big beasts of these run-offs. We will bring you their run-off result tomorrow morning.
For whatever reason, the ten per cent of respondents who opted for “neither” is the lowest abstention rate, so to speak, of any finding to date.
Johnson gets less reward than one might expect for his earlier backing for Leave, and this narrow win underlines the general decline in his ratings.
Javid’s storming of our Next Tory Leader finding will render this result, like Michael Gove’s trouncing of Boris Johnson, no surprise to our readers.
We open our Michael Gove/Jeremy Hunt/Sajid Javid/Boris Johnson Next Tory Leader run-offs with the one-time Brexiteering joint leadership ticket put head-to-head.