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Labor support collapses to half what it was in 2017 handing Tories the lead – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk

Labor support collapses to half what it was in 2017 handing Tories the lead – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk


Support for Labor has collapsed across the country, a new YouGov poll has shown, with the Conservatives taking the lead in the traditionally leave-voting heartlands.

It comes at the end of a dismal week for Jeremy Corbyn, which has seen the resignation of his deputy Tom Watson, a string of election candidates caught in controversy, a full-frontal attack from the Jewish Chronicle , as well as Lord Blunkett and Rabbi Jonathan Romain both savaging the party’s battle with anti-Semitism.

Labor support has plummeted by 25 points in the North West to 30 per cent, giving the Conservatives a narrow three point lead, according to the latest YouGov poll of 11, 500 voters.

In Yorkshire the same pattern has handed the Tories a five-point lead, givingBoris Johnson‘s party a lead in every English region apart fromLondonand the North East, despite support for both main parties dropping across the country with more than a month to go until the vote.

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn pictured speaking in Liverpool on Thursday. The poll is most disastrous for Labor, with the party’s support collapsing across the country

Support for Corbyn’s Labor has plummeted by 25 points in the North West to 30 per cent

In Yorkshire and Humberside, the predicted Labor vote share is now just 29 per cent, compared to 49 per cent in 2017

In Wales, Labor support has plummeted from 49 per cent to 29 per cent, leaving them just one point ahead of the Conservatives on 28 per cent

The figures will come as a boost for Mr Johnson, whose party now leads the polls in former Labor heartlands. Pictured: Waiting for Corbyn in the O2 in Manchester of Thursday

In Yorkshire and Humberside, the predicted Labor vote share is now just 29 per cent, compared to 49 per cent in 2017.

In the North East, Labor’s support has gone from 55 per cent to 32 per cent, in the North West from 55 per cent to 30 per cent and in the East Midlands, from 41 per cent to just (per cent.

) In Wales, Labor support has plummeted from 49 per cent to 29 per cent, leaving them just one point ahead of the Conservatives on 28 per cent.

In London, which voted heavily to Remain, the Lib Dems gained a ten-point boost to 19 per cent, while Labor remain the largest party on 39 per cent despite a 16 – point drop since 2017.

The figures will come as a boost for Mr Johnson, whose party now leads the polls in former Labor heartlands.

However, many Tories fear that with the Brexit party surging, Mr Johnson could still be deprived of an outright majority – leaving Mr Corbyn to form a coalition that would overturn Brexit.

The poll shows that the Brexit Party presents a serious threat to Mr Johnson’s hopes.

Although Labor support is collapsing across the country, the Brexit party is polling as high as 19 per cent in some regions.

Friday’s new YouGov poll findings showed the Brexit party is recording high poll ratings in a string of regions across the country.

In the North East, the Brexit party is currently polling on 19 per cent, up from the 4 per cent that the UKIP party recorded at the 2017 general election

In London, which voted heavily to Remain, the Li b Dems gained a ten-point boost to 19%, while Labor remain the largest party on 39% despite a 16 – point drop since 2017

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage pictured today in Wales. A major YouGov poll of 11, 500 voters shows the Brexit Party presents a serious threat to Mr Johnson’s hopes

In the North East, the Brexit party is currently polling on 19 per cent, up from the 4 per cent that the UKIP party recorded at the 2017 general election.

In Yorkshire and Humberside, the Brexit Party’s vote share is now on 14 per cent, up from the 3 per cent that UKIP got two years ago. In Wales, the Brexit party is on 15 per cent and in Yorkshire and Humber, the party is on (per cent.)

At the same time, the current predicted Tory vote share has fallen in every region since the 2017 election result.

The poll is most disastrous for Labor, with the party’s support collapsing across the country.

It follows the party getting embroiled in to an extraordinary crisis yesterday after a string of its election candidates found themselves caught in controversy.

In the space of 24 hours, three have been forced to quit while nine others came under pressure to step down after controversial remarks they had made in the past were exposed.

The row is highly embarrassing for Corbyn at the end of the first week of the ele ction campaign.

The row over TWELVE of his parliamentary candidates is highly embarrassing for Jeremy Corbyn at the end of the first week of the election campaign

In total, a dozen Labor candidates have faced controversy in the past seven days.

In a day of disaster for the party, one candidate was forced to quit after allegedly referring to a Jewish councillor as Shylock.

Another came under pressure to stand down after sharing misogynistic posts about female politicians.

A third has been accused of defending her adviser who wrote about a ‘Jewish final solution’ by suggesting that ‘the context somewhat excuses the remarks’.

Former home secretary Lord Blunkett blasted the party on Friday for the ‘anti-Semitism’ and ‘thuggery’ which makes him ‘despair’.

Writing in the Telegraph, Lord Blunkett said: ‘The behavior of the hard-Left within the Labor Party – the anti-Semitism, the thuggery, the irrational views on security and international issues, and the lack of realization that you have to embrace a big tent of people in order to win – certainly makes me despair.

‘But it also makes the likelihood of an all-out Labor majority in this general election extraordinarily slim. The political landscape right now is completely different to what the hard-Left would have you believe.

Former home secretary Lord Blunkett (right) and Rabbi Jonathan Romain (left) have blasted the party over anti-Semitism

‘We are in a 1983 situation here, not a 2017 one – with not only the Lib Dems and the Greens, but the Brexit Party, the Tories and the SNP all seriously vying for traditional Labor votes .

The Labor peer, who was an MP for 28 years, said the likelihood of Corbyn winning a majority was ‘extraordinarily slim’.

But he urged moderates within the party to ‘stay and fight’ to ensure the ‘voice of reason’ prevailed, following deputy leader Tom Watson’s decision to stand down.

Rabbi Romain said the prospect of a Corbyn-led government made him feel unsafe.

He added: ‘For those of us in the Jewish community, it is a deeply worrying prospect.

‘ Indeed, I believe that Corbyn poses such a threat to Britain’s Jews that it is incumbent on all Jewish leaders to speak out. ‘

Their comments top off a bruising week for the party which has also seen two of its former MPs urge voters to back the Tories instead.

Ian Austin and John Woodcock said they would be supporting the Conservatives as they did not believe Mr Corbyn was fit to be in Number 10.

And on Friday, Dame Margaret Hodge – one of the most prominent Jewish figures in Labor – declined to endorse the Opposition leader as prime

Jeremy Corbyn’s dirty dozen: The 12 would-be Labor MPs who have ALL been mired in controversy in just 24 hours – from calling a Jewish councillor a ‘Shylock’ to threatening to ‘put a gun to Theresa May’s head’

Labor was embroiled in an extraordinary crisis yesterday after a string of its election candidates found themselves caught in controversy.

In the space of 24 hours, three have been forced to quit while nine others came under pressure to step down after controversial remarks they had made in the past were exposed.

The row is highly embarrassing for leaderJeremy Corbynat the end of the first week of the election campaign.

In total, a dozen Labor candidates have faced controversy in the past seven days.

In a day of disaster for the party, one candidate was forced to quit after allegedly referring to a Jewish councillor as Shylock.

The row over TWELVE of his parliamentary candidates is highly embarrassing for Jeremy Corbyn at the end of the first week of the election campaign

Another came under pressure to stand down after sharing misogynistic posts about female politicians.

A third has been accused of defending her adviser who wrote about a ‘Jewish final solution’ by suggesting that ‘the context somewhat excuses the remarks’.

Yesterday, Liz Truss, minister for women and equalities, said the revelations were a ‘shocking indictment’ of Mr Corbyn’s leadership.

She added: ‘Some of the views held by these official Labor candidates are completely unacceptable. They are not fit to serve in Parliament. Why will he not show some leadership, take action and tell them to stand down?

‘He promised a kinder politics yet his feeble response to this crisis in his party show that he is simply not fit to lead. ‘

But a Labor source said:’ We’ve conducted extensive due diligence checks on candidates and we have taken swift and robust action where

‘In a snap general election hundreds of candidates have to be immediately selected and staff have worked incredibly hard to conduct due diligence in time.’

The candidates are:

Gone: Gideon Bull was forced to quit the race for Clacton

Called Jewish politician Shylock

1. Gideon Bull was forced to stand down after allegedly referring to a Jewish councillor as Shylock.

He pulled out of the race for Clacton in Essex, after admitting that he had used the anti-Semitic slur.

But it emerged that Labor knew about the anti-Semitic comments before selecting Mr Bull, a councillor in Haringey, north London, as a candidate. The party has not commented on the case.

He said it was ‘entirely false’ that he had been referring to councillor Zena Brabazon, but admitted using the term during a private

Incredibly, he claimed he did not realize that the Shakespearean villain was Jewish. Shylock is a ruthless Jewish moneylender and principal antagonist in The Merchant of Venice.

Misogynistic web posts

2. Ian Byrne came under pressure to quit after sharing misogynistic posts about female politicians. The councillor, who was personally backed by Jeremy Corbyn, shared a post about Baroness Mone saying: ‘Hit the **** where it hurts’, LBC reported.

Mr Byrne, candidate for the safe seat of Liverpool West Derby also posted a Facebook message saying Tory housing minister Esther McVey was a ‘b ****** and soon to be gone’.

Backed by Corbyn: Ian Byrne with his party leader at the general election rally on Thursday

Despite the comments, he was selected as a candidate and has not been dropped by the party. On Thursday, the Labor leader gave a speech in Manchester with Mr Byrne sat behind him.

Mr Byrne was also forced to apologize for making jokes about the Paralympic Games looking like ‘ a night out in Salford ‘and for making a homophobic slur in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he called Prince William a ‘horse faced t ***’.

A statement from Mr Byrne read: ‘I am deeply sorry for the inappropriate and offensive language from the shopfloor that I used several years ago on social media and would not use today.’

Accused over ‘final solution’

3. Laura McAlpine has been accused of defending her chief campaigner after he wrote about a ‘Jewish final solution’.

Miss McAlpine, who is aiming to unseat Conservative Robert Halfon in Harlow, is said to have supported aide Brett Hawksbee, according to Jewish News.

This was despite one party official warning he had ‘breached IHRA (the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti -Semitism) in almost every single way possible ‘.

Anti-Semitism storm: Laura McAlpine (center right) reportedly backed aide Brett Hawksbee (far left) who called for a ‘final solution’

Mr Hawksbee blogged in September 2018 that some in Israel would be happy to see a ‘pogrom in Gaza and the West Bank, a Jewish final solution to the Palestine problem ‘.

One email circulated to Labor staffers, which was obtained by the Jewish News, said:’ She [McAlpine] isn’t happy with the first line [of the apology] because she doesn’t want to be disloyal to someone who ‘organises so much for her and who she is on the phone with three times a day’. ‘

The email continued: ‘She also echoed his view that the context somewhat excuses the remarks.’

Yesterday, Miss McAlpine said: ‘I did not and would not defend Brett Hawksbee’s remarks

‘Brett’s comparison between Israel and the Nazis was unacceptable and last year he made a full apology for making such a comparison.’

Union: Kate Osborne. Osborne shared an image appearing to show Theresa May with a gun to her head

Shared Theresa May gun image

4. Kate Osborne shared an image appearing to show Theresa May with a gun to her head, prompting calls for Labor to block her as a candidate.

Ms Osborne, who is expected to be parachuted into the safe seat of Jarrow, appeared to post the ‘deeply concerning’ image on Facebook during the

It depicts the former prime minister wincing while being threatened with a weapon to stop saying the words ‘strong and stable’, according to the HuffPost.

Ms Osborne, who is a member of Unite the union’s executive council, apologized unreservedly, adding that as a woman she was ‘extremely concerned’ about the misogyny her colleagues received.

Frances Hoole, who was selected for Edinburgh South West, was accused of posting a threatening tweet aimed at her rival, the SNP’s Joanna Cherry

Sent threatening tweet about rival

5. Frances Hoole, who was selected for Edinburgh South West, was accused of posting a threatening tweet aimed at her rival, the SNP’s Joanna Cherry.

The tweet had the slogan ‘bang and the Terf [trans-exclusionary radical feminist] is gone ‘.

The term Terf is used to insult equality campaigners who do not agree that transgender rights take precedence over women’s rights.

Miss Cherry, who brought the court case against the Government for proroguing Parliament, shared the tweet, saying she had received a death threat and a ‘storm of misogynistic abuse for defending women’s

Miss Hoole told the Edinburgh Evening News: ‘I am genuinely really sorry I posted it. I’m sorry about the violent content. It was silly, I posted it without looking very hard at it. ‘

In light of the tweet Scottish Labor’s executive committee, removed her as the candidate.

Fought to keep strip club open

6. Sophie Wilson campaigned with strippers against the closure of a lap dancing club, prompting calls for her to be dropped as a candidate. Opponents of the Spearmint Rhino club in Sheffield claimed the venue was associated with ‘sexual exploitation’ of women.

But Miss Wilson, 23, who has been selected to fight Rotherham, called those who wanted to close the club ‘so gross’ and said they were ‘trashy SWERFS’ (sex worker-exclusionary radical feminists).

Sophie Wilson campaigned with strippers against the closure of a lap dancing club, prompting calls for her to be dropped as a candidate

Campaigners against the club include Sammy Woodhouse, a victim of the Rotherham child sex grooming gangs, who accused Miss Wilson of ‘disgusting’ behavior.

Miss Wilson, a city councillor in Sheffield, insists that she was supporting the rights of those working at Spearmint Rhino and not backing the exploitation of women or club bosses.

Child abuse comparisons

7. Kate Ramsden stood down in Gordon, Scotland, after it emerged that she had compared the actions of Israel to those of a child abuser.

In a blog post, she also reported said anti-Semitism claims against Jeremy Corbyn were ‘orchestrated by the wealthy Establishment’. Miss Ramsden apologized and said: ‘I can see that many Jewish people have been hurt by my words. That was never my intention. ‘

Kate Ramsden stood down in Gordon, Scotland, after it emerged that she had compared the actions of Israel to those of a child abuser

‘I’ll celebrate Blair’s death’

8. Zarah Sultana is still under pressure to quit after she said she would ‘celebrate’ the death of Tony Blair. The candidate for Coventry South also referred to a Jewish student as ‘YT’ – from the slang ‘whitey’, which is used to disparage white people.

Earlier this week it was revealed that she said she would ‘celebrate’ the deaths of Mr Blair and Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Miss Sultana apologized but refused to stand down as a candidate.

Zarah Sultana is still under pressure to quit after she said she would ‘celebrate’ the death of Tony Blair

Ali Milani, the Labor candidate seeking to oust Boris Johnson made anti-Semitic comments online

9 / 11 Conspiracy theories

9. Ali Milani, the Labor candidate seeking to oust Boris Johnson, made anti-Semitic comments online and promoted 9 / 11 conspiracy theories. The Momentum-backed candidate, who is challenging the Prime Minister for his seat in Uxbridge, west London, used the tag ‘#jew’ and the word Zionist as an insult in messages.

And he claimed the September 11, 2001, terror attacks were ‘false flag’ operations, suggesting the US government was behind them. He said later: ‘I made some remarks I’m deeply embarrassed by and have unreservedly apologized for.’

(Compared Blair with Hitler

10 . Jane Aitchison compared celebrating the death of Tony Blair to cheering the death of Adolf Hitler. The candidate for Pudsey in West Yorkshire made the controversial comments as she tried to defend Miss Sultana’s comments about the former prime minister.

Miss Aitchison said: ‘I apologize for causing offence , but I said in the interview that I did not condone anyone celebrating the death of anyone, and I do not. ‘

Jane Aitchison compared celebrating the death of Tony Blair to cheering the death of Adolf Hitler

Matt Uberoi was jailed for a £ 120, 000 insider trading scam with his dentist father in 2009

Jailed for £ 120, 000 insider trading

11. Matt Uberoi was jailed for a £ 120, 000 insider trading scam with his dentist father in 2009.

Despite his one-year sentence for the scam, he is running in Chelsea and Fulham. When contacted by the Daily Mail, Mr Uberoi said he would have been fully within his rights to keep his conviction secret.

He and Labor both said he had instead been ‘up front and honest ‘about his jail term to the local and national party and had learned from his mistake. He already serves as a councillor.

‘Holocaust monger’ messages

12. Kate Linnegar posted messages about ‘Holocaust mongers’ and liked a post entitled ‘How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labor Party’s anti-Semitism crisis’.

She also liked another post which described the Jewish State as a ‘so-called country’ and defended former London mayor Ken Livingstone as a ‘decent man’.

Miss Linnegar propagated material which claimed allegations Labor was biased against Jews were a ‘smear campaign’, and a post which ‘compared the actions of Israel to Nazi Germany’.

Despite this, she is standing as a candidate in North Swindon.

Last night she said: ‘I sincerely apologise for having liked or shared these posts in the past and for the offence this has caused.’

The Labor Party added: ‘Kate made full apologies and demonstrated her understanding of why the posts were wrong.’

Kate Linnegar posted messages about ‘Holocaust mongers’ and liked a post entitled’ How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labor Party’s anti-Semitism crisis’

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