Most Brits want General Election to be called this year

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A majority of Britons want a General Election this year, according to an exclusive new poll.

It also suggested if there was a second referendum now Remain would win comfortably.

The BMG Research survey for the Standard showed 52 per cent of adults want a General Election this year after the Tories have chosen a new leader and Prime Minister.

Thirty two per cent said they would be against such a move.

Source: Brexit poll: ‘most Brits want General Election to be called this year’ | Politics | News | London Evening Standard


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15 thoughts on “Most Brits want General Election to be called this year

  1. joanna

    How? both the gov and opposition are a pathetic shambles!! I like Jeremy Corbyn but even I am disappointed about how he can’t even control his party never mind run the country! And what credible choice would we ever have?!!!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      David Cameron had to hold a disastrous referendum in an attempt to control HIS party – and failed.

      This rebellion had to happen sooner or later because Labour in Parliament has become overrun with right-wingers who don’t represent the party membership. In case you haven’t noticed, Mr Corbyn’s reaction to that rebellion has been extremely strong – he isn’t going anywhere and they are being picked off by their own local members!

      Please, try to understand what is really happening here and, for goodness sake, stop listening to right-wing media spin!

      1. joanna

        I’m trying to understand, before 2010 I had no interest about knowing anything about politics, they weren’t a part of my world, now I am trying to understand what to believe or not because politicians seem to always be speaking in riddles.

        I too haven’t been able to tell the Labour apart from the Tories
        Why can’t Jeremy Sack all the right-wingers?

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        Because they have been elected into Parliament by the voters of the UK.
        It may be possible to remove the Labour whip or expel them from the party – but only if they commit a major transgression. For example, it has been said that one actually destroyed important information to do with the Finance Bill, in order to disadvantage Mr Corbyn and his team. That could be enough to secure his removal from the party – although not from Parliament.

  2. NMac

    After these incompetent Tories have misused and abused the people of Britain in a mickey mouse referendum, which was nothing more than a Tory Party squabble, they damned well owe us a chance to have our say and to choose a government which,hopefully, can undo the mess they have landed us in.

  3. joanna

    What would be the point?! Corbyn seems to be too weak and quiet, much as I like the man having good policies isn’t enough, his party is a wreak ans so are the Tories! Soon we will be left with the BNP and Britain first, not good prospects!!!

  4. Dan Delion

    If we are to gain anything useful from the current political shambles, the two main parties need to be split, we need a general election anyway to confirm who guides progress through Brexit and we also need a new electoral system instead of the arcane FPTP.

  5. mohandeer

    I don’t think I would seek a general election until I was very sure that Labour were in a position to win it outright. The next few months are crucial if the deselection/reselection process is to go ahead(and I hope it does) then we will have a much clearer picture of the lay of the land. Many more people now will be inclined towards Labour with the EU referendum out of the way. Cameron won the last election in part due to the fact that Labour refused to allow the people a vote on the EU which inclined many to vote Tory. That impetus is now gone and after the latest announcements on the state of the deficit(pre referendum) far fewer people will believe Osborne’s economic policies are working.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Plus, of course, the result of the referendum may increase sympathy for Labour.

    2. Iris

      The polls indicate that Labour is likely to lose seats in a general election held in the near future. I’m not sure if the risk would be worth taking. Labour has remained consistently behind the Tories in all the polls except for the odd switch. Be careful what you wish for – you might just get it!

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