BRITAIN’S Brexit divide is worse than ever after last night’s Euro elections – with the country still split 52/48.
A large majority of Brits backed parties which support either a No Deal or a second referendum.
EPA Nigel Farage was the big winner of the night
Both the Tories and Labour were punished for trying to occupy the middle ground on Brexit.
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party swept to victory taking 32 per cent of the nationwide vote, with the Lib Dems second on 20 per cent.
Adding together all the pro-Brexit parties – including the Tories and Ukip – they took 44 per cent of votes.
The stridently pro-Remain parties – Lib Dems, Greens, Change UK, SNP and Plaid Cymru – got just over 40 per cent.
Leaving out flip-flopping Labour that means the split between Leave and Remain was 52/48 – the same as in the 2016 referendum.
The Brexit Party’s only policy is to leave the EU without a deal on October 31.
The five pro-EU parties are all demanding a second referendum on Brexit and would campaign to stay in for good.
Speaking this morning, Mr Farage said the results proved the fundamental dynamics of the country haven’t changed.
He told the BBC: “There is still a clear majority for leaving.”
Esther McVey, a Brexiteer contender for No10, said the results showed No Deal is now the best way of delivering Brexit.
She blasted: “We must leave the EU on October 31 with a clean break, nothing else will wash now.”
Labour MP Lucy Powell said: “Euro elections that weren’t supposed to happen were always going to be a re-run of referendum.
The EU elections were the worst national election results ever for the Conservative Party.The message from our voters is clear, we must leave the EU on 31st Oct with a clean break, nothing else will wash now.#Brexit #CleanBreak #ClearVision— Esther McVey (@EstherMcVey1) May 27, 2019
1. Euro elections that weren’t supposed to happen were always going to be a re-run of referendum 2. As such, they seem to show the country is even more divided choosing small parties firmly on one side 3. Don’t seem to show much shift in that divide, essentially same as in ref— Lucy Powell MP (@LucyMPowell) May 26, 2019
The Brexit Party came top in every region of Britain except London and Scotland
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“As such, they seem to show the country is even more divided choosing small parties firmly on one side.”
But Tory Kevin Hollinrake warned that Brexiteers who push for No Deal could end up triggering a second referendum by making compromise impossible.
Mr Farage has vowed to repeat his Euro elections success in the next General Election.
London News Pictures Lib Dem activists celebrating their party’s success
Nigel Farage urges the government to include the Brexit Party in the negotiation team
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