Theresa May and the Conservatives are losing popularity in England - opinion poll

According to an opinion poll, British Prime Minister, Theresa May and the Conservatives would have their worst election result if an election was held today.

Iran Press/Europe: The Conservatives, one of the most successful parties in the Western world, would slump to third place in a nationwide vote with 19 percent, its lowest place since the party was founded almost 200 years ago, as voters frustrated with the deadlock over Brexit, rejected the main political parties, the YouGov poll for The Times newspaper showed.

The main opposition Labour Party, which is led by Jeremy Corbyn and has been pushing for a softer version of Brexit, would also finish third with 19 percent of the vote, its worst performance since 1918, according to the poll, Reuters reported.

The main beneficiaries of the swing against the two main parties would be the political parties that took unequivocal positions for or against Brexit. Voters appear to be abandoning the Conservatives and Labour, which in their own ways have been trying to offer some sort of compromise on Brexit.

The Liberal Democrats, which have campaigned on a straightforward demand for a new referendum, aiming to reverse Brexit, would emerge as the largest political party with 24 percent of the vote, the poll showed.

The next largest party would be Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which has only existed for a few months and supports a clean break with the European Union, with 22 percent of the vote.

With Theresa May announcing her departure last week, the future of Britain’s attempt to leave the European Union, or Brexit, is up in the air.

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The results underscore the growing polarization of British politics, pointing to yet more uncertainty after the country was thrust into its biggest political crisis since the Second World War, when voters opted in a referendum to leave the EU in 2016.

The United Kingdom was supposed to have left on 29 March 2019 but it remains a member of the EU and its politicians are still arguing over how, when or even whether the country will leave the club it joined in 1973.

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