- (Nov) ,19: 42
- Updated: (Nov) ,19: 42
THE Tories have got a shot in the arm after The Brexit Party stood down candidates in 317 seats seeing them shoot 14 points ahead of Labor in polls.
Farage has now been urged to stand down more candidates to give Boris Johnson the best chance of delivering Brexit.
And a Lib Dem candidate has been forced to quit the election after tweets emerged of him using racist and homophobic slurs.
The Tories have soared to a 14 – point lead over Labor after Nigel Farage agreed to stand down Brexit Party candidates in Conservative held seats.
A YouGov survey taken yesterday and today puts the Tories on 42%, Labor on 28% and Lib Dems on 15%.
The poll was taken using a new method compared to previous voting intention polls by YouGov.
It is sure to make grim reading for Jezza and his merry band as they attempt to get the keys to Number 10 as an early Christmas present.
Westminster voting intention:
CON: 42% ( 3)
LAB: 28% ( 2)
LDEM: 15% (-2)
BREX: 4% (-6)
GRN: 4% (-)
via@YouGov, 11 – (Nov) Chgs. w / 08 Nov.
– Britain Elects (@britainelects) (November) , 2019
ALL ABOARD THE BANTER BUS
Jezza misread the crowd in Blackpool earlier today while he was chatting to locals in front of the Labor Party’s battle bus.
Speaking in front of the big red coach, Corbyn said he had been speaking to Blackpool North and Cleveleys’s candidate Chris Webb and asked him: “What’s the thing you want from a Labor government that will help Blackpool? ”
To which one local from the heavily leave voting town shouted “Brexit”.
Give the people what they want eh, Jeremy?
HEADING FOR THE BR-EXIT
The Brexit Party’s MEP for Scotland has quit the party over Nigel Farage’s decision not to contest seats by the Tories in the last election.
Louis Steadman-Bryce said he could not trust Boris Johnson to deliver a Brexit he could support.
The move comes after ex Brext Party MEP in Scotland David Coburn ordered Mr Farage to stand down his candidates in all 59 Scottish constituencies.
The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has spoken on the Labor cyber attack,
In a statement it said: “The NCSC has worked closely with political parties for several years on how to protect and defend against cyber attacks.
“We met the major parties last week ahead of the general election.
“In terms of this incident, the Labor party followed the correct, agreed procedures and notified us swiftly.
“The NCSC is confident the party took the necessary steps to deal with the attack.
“The attack was not successful and the incident is now closed.”
CHIPS AND STONES
Boris Johnson reveals his love of fish and chips and the Rolling Stones in the Tories latest campaign advert.
The PM discusses the frustrations of office and his kitchen prowess in the clip shot during his tea break at Conservative HQ.
Particularly he was annoyed that he couldn’t get a Thai takeaway delivered to Number 10 last night as security is so tight.
Well, as a certain Sir Mick Jagger once said, Prime Minister, You Can’t Always Get What You Want.