Tue, 9 March 2021

Newsletter sign-up

Subscribe now
The House Live All
By Jamie Njoku-Goodwin and Tom Watson
Culture
Brexit
Brexit
Brexit
By Dr Alan Wager
Brexit
Press releases
By NOAH

Two-thirds of voters believe Theresa May making bad job of Brexit

Two-thirds of voters believe Theresa May making bad job of Brexit
1 min read

Two-thirds of voters believe Theresa May is doing a bad job of negotiating Britain's departure from the European Union.


A YouGov poll for The Times shows that 66% think the Government is making a mess of Brexit - the most since she became Prime Minister nearly two years ago.

Just 21% of Brits think ministers are doing well in their negotiations with Brussels, giving an overall satisfaction rating of minus 45%. That is down from minus 39 per cent two weeks ago.

The grim findings for the Prime Minister emerged as she was plunged into a fresh war with Tory Brexit rebels after they rejected her attempts to strike a peace deal over their demands for a meaningful vote on the final deal.

Labour have also closed the gap on the Conservatives, according to the same poll. The Tories are down two points to 42%, with Labour up to on 39%.

There was some better news for Mrs May, however. Despite her ongoing leadership woes, the proportion of voters who think she would make a better Prime Minister than Jeremy Corbyn has actually increased.

According to the poll, 39% believed she was the best person for the job, up two points. Meanwhile, just 24% of voters believe Mr Corbyn is the most suitable candidate.

Categories

Brexit
Podcast
Engineering a Better World

Can technology deliver a better society? In a new podcast series from the heart of Westminster, The House magazine and the IET discuss with parliamentarians and industry experts how technology and engineering can provide policy solutions to our changing world.

New episode - Listen now