NIGEL FARAGE was on course to trigger another political earthquake last night as new poll predicted his Brexit Party would win the Euro Elections by a mile.
A survey carried out on the eve of yesterday’s vote put the fledging party on a whopping 31 per cent – eight points clear of the nearest challenger, Labour on 23 per cent.
Beaming Nigel Farage was on course to trigger another political earthquake last night[/caption]
The predicted humiliation at the polls won’t do much for Mrs May’s job security[/caption]
The staggering forecast comes four years after UKIP stunned David Cameron by winning the 2014 Euro Elections.
Speaking yesterday, Mr Farage set his sights on Westminster, telling MPs his group was now ready to fight “a general election that would cost them all their jobs” if they failed to deliver the Brexit verdict from the 2016 Referendum.
He said: “We did it once, they ignored us, so we’re going to tell them again.
“This time they will realise it isn’t just the votes we get today, it’s what we might get at a general election that would cost them all their jobs.”
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The Survation poll – for the Daily Mail – put the Conservatives on 14 per cent and suggested the Lib Dems would come fourth on 12 per cent. Most experts have predicted the Lib Dems will come second.
The outcome would confirm Tory MPs worst fears of an electoral “annihilation”.
Morose Tory MEP candidate Daniel Hannan yesterday told The Sun he feared the wipeout facing his party could result in Jeremy Corbyn moving into Downing Street later this year. He said even a new leader replacing Theresa May will be forced to call a General Election, which Labour could now win.
He said: “I’ve had people come up to me today saying ‘I’d love to vote for you but I can’t while Theresa May is in charge’.”
Jeremy Corbyn, on a campaign visit to Worthing, told voters yesterday to get ready for a General Election, saying: “This Government can’t last very long.”
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But Labour were also braced for significant losses after high profile names urged voters to ditch them – in many cases to boost the anti-Brexit Lib Dems.
Lord Sugar yesterday morning urged Labour voters to “stop Communist Jeremy Corbyn” by voting for another party. Biologist Richard Dawkins said he was voting Lib Dem to boost the Remain vote.
Some 73 MEPs will be elected to represent the UK in elections that were never supposed to be held because of Brexit. Theresa May finally admitted the £150million Euro Elections would take place after being forced to go cap in hand for another extension to negotiations with Brussels.
Tory sources claimed the party was getting its “excuses in early” yesterday.
One MP said: “We’re already been told the lines to take. How we never really campaigned, how they don’t matter because we’ll be out of the EU soon anyhow.
Labour is predicted to come a distant second to the Brexit Party[/caption]
Every little helps as Theresa May votes in Sonning, Berks[/caption]
Jeremy Corbyn is telling supporters the Tory poll wipeout is a way to into power[/caption]