In a shocking turn of events, it seems that the British people are backing Theresa May and her Brexit deal – but should this come across as so shocking?
According to YouGov, the Tories are now leading the polls by 3 points (CON 39% – LAB 36%).
The same poll states that people also back May over Corbyn.
Theresa May’s Brexit deal is indicating that we will indeed have a continued economic relationship with the European Union, including some arrangements to remain in large parts of the Single Market AND the Customs Union – this was blasted by hard-brexiteer Boris Johnson who said that “it’s vassal state stuff”– but isn’t this what the people wanted? Do people really want a hard brexit proposed by the likes of Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, or Aaron Banks?
48% didn’t want to leave the European Union in the first place, and it’s not like all 52% of people who voted leave wanted to completely sever ties with the European Union, so it’s a fair suggestion to say that most of the population would remain happy in terms of our future relationship with the European Union if we remain in aspects of the Single Market and the Customs Union.
Also, when it comes back to “taking back control” – this agreement means, according to the Prime Minister herself, that migration would become skills-based, with Europeans no longer prioritised over “engineers from Sydney or software developers from Delhi”. Immigration was one of the major reasons why Britons voted to leave the European Union, so if this deal will cement controlled immigration, this will possibly lead to voters being satisfied with the Brexit deal.
Labour needs to step up it’s game, as a promise of a better deal to protect things such as worker’s right and keep environmental safeguards doesn’t seem to be attracting voters. Would a second referendum attract more support than their current position? Will Theresa May’s deal go ahead, or will her party revolt and topple her? All is still to be revealed…
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