The extravagant claims of the so-called “people’s vote” (PV) campaign were seriously holed below the waterline earlier this week as new data showed the pro-PV and overtly anti-Brexit LibDems polling at their joint-lowest level in almost a year – and Labour membership was shown to be steady, contrary to PV claims of an exodus.
The centrist-led campaign’s justification has collapsed further with the release of new polling data showing that Labour members support the leadership’s Brexit strategy by a huge margin, with fewer than one in three against it:
Significantly, that number is no greater – just 29% – among those who voted remain in 2016. Even more significantly, more who voted for centrist Owen Smith in the 2016 leadership contest support Corbyn’s strategy than the number who voted for Corbyn that oppose it.
In addition, one in five are neutral and five percent have no opinion on the matter.
The centrist claim that the bulk of Labour’s membership wants Corbyn to change tack is pure fantasy – or worse, intended to mislead.
This narrative has, of course, been picked up and propagated eagerly by the mainstream media.
But with the news today that Returning Officers across the country have been told to get ready for a new general election – a further vindication in the most practical terms of Corbyn’s approach in pushing for a general election and ignoring centrist demands to prematurely call a no-confidence vote or for a new referendum – the latest PV propaganda is being exposed as the well-funded hot air it is.
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