Friday, 23 February, 2018

May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote a week away

Sherri Watson | 03 June, 2017, 01:40

Now, with less than a week until polling day, the picture is far less rosy for the incumbent. Britons will vote in a general election on Thursday.

Labour has pledged to raise corporation tax to 26 percent from 19 percent and impose higher taxes on the top 5 percent of earners.

It's not the case that Labour has simply piled on support from other parties, however.

Education was also a prominent issue for both parties, mentioned by Labour 12 times (6.8% of posts) and in 10 posts (5.8%) from the Conservatives.

The PA poll of polls puts the Conservatives on 44%, Labour on 35%, the Lib Dems on 8%, UKIP on 4% and the Greens on 2%.

An average lead of nine points suggests the Tories are still on course for a big win - is that right? This drastic shift has appeared to inject new life into an election that was previously viewed as a potential landslide victory for the Conservatives.

"The Tories would be much better than Labour".

An Ipsos Mori poll for the Evening Standard showed the Conservatives at 45%, down from 49%, with Labout at 40%, up from 34% previously.

We've had Tory leads this week ranging from three points (YouGov) to 12 points (ICM).

Labour was lagging behind the Conservatives by a double-digit margin at the start of the campaign.

"We regularly monitor the outputs of four electoral models - Electoral Calculus, Elections Etc, Election Forecast and Nigel Marriott - which use data from opinion polls to forecast the number of seats that each party will win".

Some adjust their figures based on past voting preference. May had the ability to make the hard choices necessary for the economy, including in European Union negotiations, but the debate swiftly moved to other issues from foreign policy, to immigration and poverty. Because every vote will count to strengthen my hand in the Brexit negotiations.

And despite a dramatic difference in how the English and Scottish voted in the June 2016 referendum, today Scots are just as likely as those who live in England to say that Brexit will be a good thing for the United Kingdom (44%).

What needs to happen for there to be a hung parliament?

But the daughter of the firm's managing director, 20-year-old student Grace Leonard, told AFP the prime minister had failed to win her vote. They would still be the largest party, however, and therefore in prime position (as in 2010) to try to form a coalition.

Britain's opposition Labour Party will not walk away from Brexit talks without a deal if it wins next month's election, according to a leaked draft manifesto published by several newspapers.

For that to happen, they would need to finish at least 12 points ahead of the Conservatives.

The Labour leader also agreed there might be a "group hug" with rebel Labour MPs if the party won more seats than expected.