Boris Johnson should resign following Supreme Court ruling, say voters

Posted On: 
25th September 2019

Voters say Boris Johnson should resign as Prime Minister after the Supreme Court said his decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful.

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According to a YouGov poll, 43% believe the Prime Minister should step down, compared to 39% who continue to back him in the post.

The 11 top judges at the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the prorogation of Parliament had been unlawful on Tuesday.

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Mr Johnson has said he “strongly disagrees” with the judgment.

According to the poll, voters in Scotland are the most in favour of the PM resigning. Some 55% believe he should quit, compared to just 26% who think the Tory leader should carry on in Number 10.

Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford said: “This YouGov poll is yet another nail in the coffin of Boris Johnson’s premiership.

"His decision to shut down Parliament in an attempt to force through an extreme Tory Brexit did not stand up in court and it’s clear it will not wash with people across Scotland and the UK - with an overwhelming majority agreeing he should resign.

"Boris Johnson’s short premiership has been dogged with Parliamentary defeats, defections and disaster. He has no authority or credibility - if he has a shred of respect left for the office he holds then he should resign immediately.”

The poll also highlighted the major split between Remain and Leave voters.

Just 18% of Brexit supporters say the Prime Minister should resign, compared to 70% of pro-EU voters.

And in a ComRes poll for the Daily Telegraph, 50% of the population agreed the Supreme Court was right to rule the prorogation was unlawful, compared to 29% who disagreed with the judgment.