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Day: November 17, 2019

Tories in 17% lead over Labour
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Tories in 17% lead over Labour

    Support for the Tories has hit 45 per cent, increasing the party's lead over Labour, according to a new poll. The Conservative Party has seen a steady climb from 42 to 45 per cent from last week, the YouGov survey suggests. This brings the party 17 per cent ahead of Labour, who remain unchanged at 28 per cent. The data is based on the voting intentions of 1,670 adults Brits. Support for the Liberal Democrats remains at 15 per cent and the Brexit party remains at four per cent. The Green Party has dipped one per cent, losing some of their support. Figures come just before the election campaign strides into its fourth week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson began his rally for voters this week by visiting some of the areas in the north of England and knocking on doors i...
Ex-Tory: Dozens planned new centrist party after Brexit
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Ex-Tory: Dozens planned new centrist party after Brexit

    Advanced plans for another centrist political party to be launched after Brexit were developed by MPs earlier this year, it has emerged. Dozens of figures from inside and outside Westminster were involved in the project, designed to go public once a second Brexit referendum was no longer possible. Nick Boles, the former Conservative minister who quit the party over Brexit in April, said he had been constantly in talks about a possible new party and had at one point been confident it would happen. An earlier failed attempt to launch a new party, Brexit delays and the tantalising prospect of a second referendum had stopped it. It’s almost all I’ve been doing, Boles said. I can’t mention names, but it involved some very seriously good people, both MPs and not MPs, bu...