Hello Remainers: 54% Say the Prime Minister Should Deliver Brexit by Any Means

A new Comres poll shows 54% support Brexit by any means, even suspending Parliament, if necessary.

A tipping point has been reached. UK citizens are so sick of Brexit delays they just want Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get it over with.

The Telegraph reports Boris Johnson has Public's Support to Shut Down Parliament to Get Brexit Over the Line.

The ComRes survey for The Telegraph found that 54 per cent of British adults think Parliament should be prorogued to prevent MPs stopping a no-deal Brexit.

The poll suggested the Prime Minister is more in tune with the public’s views on Brexit than MPs, following his promise to deliver Brexit by October 31 “do or die”.

Parliament vs Boris Johnson

The new poll revealed that, should MPs act to attempt to block Brexit, they may not have the support of voters. Asked whether they thought Parliament was more in tune with the public than Mr Johnson, 62 per cent disagreed.

Nine in 10 of those asked said Parliament was out of touch with the public (88 per cent), while 89 per cent believed most MPs were ignoring the wishes of voters to pursue their own agenda on Brexit. The public also overwhelmingly rejected the idea of the Queen being dragged into Brexit after John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, threatened to send Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, to Buckingham Palace “in a cab” to tell the 93-year-old monarch the Opposition was “taking over” if Mr Johnson were to lose a vote of no confidence but refused to resign.

Asked if the Queen should remain above politics and refuse to get involved in Brexit, 77 per cent said yes and 23 per cent said no.

Lesson of the Day

I take these polls with a grain of salt. Yet, the results are hardly shocking.

People are sick of Brexit dominating every facet of their lives for three years.

They want this mess over.

People's Vote Madness

There is no support for a people's referendum.

Nor is there any agreement on how to word a People's Vote, nor any reason to believe the EU would wait months to organize such a vote.

MPs take note. Tories who vote against the government or the will of their constituencies will be voted out of office. Many Labour voters want Brexit as well.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (25)
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Je'Ri
Je'Ri

Gee, maybe if we had ANOTHER people's referendum, the Remainers might get it ... yes, I tasted a little vomit as I typed that.

The Remainers are attempting to wring Brexit through the EU washing machine, in which you keep the people voting until they vote correctly, and, failing to achieve that outcome, the national assembly or parliament steps in to vote correctly on their behalf.

avidremainer
avidremainer

The actual figures are 44% for the proposition, 37% against and 19% don't know. It is a long time since anyone could trust the Telegraph to be impartial.

njbr
njbr

It's like waiting for a mystery banquet to begin. What's really under those silver domes?

The best of meals? The worst?

But we've waited for so long....impatience overwhelms caution.

But it'll be a long banquet with many courses to come.

JFDIagain
JFDIagain

It's about time Brexit was delivered. Leave voters outvoted stay voters by a majority of 3.8 per cent. This was a bigger margin of victory than in nine of the 20 post-war general elections: 1950, 1951, 1955, 1964, 1970, February 1974, October 1974, 2005 and 2017. Were those nine elections not decisive? In a democracy, the majority gets its way.

Expat
Expat

Mish, who constantly whines about accuracy in economic reporting, conveniently cites a strongly biased poll. Only 44% of responders agreed with the very leading question. The results, as published and now touted by biased, ignorant voices, are 44% in favor, 37% who disagree and 19% who don't know.

It is likely that the audience itself was not random or that those responding simply don't understand what "suspending parliament" means. The British do not support a No Deal Brexit with any majority. Those who understand the process are heavily in favor of no Brexit without a deal of some sort.

But, hey, don't let your bias get in the way of commenting on a country and a process about which most of you know little.