New polling from YouGov shows that the vast majority of Conservative Party members support the suspension of Parliament if that’s what it takes to force through a No Deal Brexit. There are no excuses for the next Prime Minister.
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With the Conservative leadership race now culminating, the latest YouGov poll for The Times has Boris Johnson way out in front in the contest on 74%, with Jeremy Hunt polling just 26% in their head-to-head.
90% of Tory members believe Boris will force through an EU exit on WTO terms if required, compared to only 27% who think that Jeremy Hunt would deliver.
When Conservative Party members are asked if it would be acceptable to prorogue Parliament to prevents MPs from stopping No Deal, 67% of them regard this as acceptable. That includes 84% of Boris Johnson supporters.
Less than a third (27%) of all Tory members view such a move as unacceptable.
Johnson has repeatedly talked up his promise to deliver Brexit on 31st October. The pressure is on: only 13% of Conservatives expect him to not have delivered by then. The clock is already ticking.