Labour overtakes the Tories in opinion poll amid fears of a snap General Election

Mail Online | 7/9/2018 | Iain Burns;Tim Stickings For Mailonline
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Jeremy Corbyn could be the primary beneficiary of Brexit Secretary David Davis's decision to resign from Theresa May's government last night.

Should Mrs May call an election in an attempt to regain control of her party after months of Brexit-related chaos - or should she be ousted by her colleagues - the Labour leader would become Britain's next prime minister, according to the latest poll.

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The survey of 1,007 adults by Survation found that Mr Corbyn has moved ahead of Mrs May, with support for Labour up two points in the past fortnight to 40 per cent and the Tories down three points to 38.

A separate online poll of Tory members by the Conservative Home website revealed widespread unhappiness with the Chequers plan amongst the party faithful.

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Some 61 per cent of the 1,225 respondents said that that proposal would be a bad deal for Britain, compared to 31 per cent who thought it would be good. A further eight per cent were unsure.

Mr Corbyn said last night that the PM 'has no authority left and is incapable of delivering Brexit.'

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If Mrs May resigns the opposition will have a fighting chance of winning a subsequent general election and taking charge of Brexit negotiations.

The Labour leader tweeted: 'David Davis resigning at such a crucial time shows Theresa-May has no authority left and is incapable of delivering Brexit.

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'With her Government in chaos, if she clings on, it's clear she's more interested in hanging on for her own sake than serving the people of our country.'

Labour MP Mary Creagh wrote on Twitter: 'David Davis doesn't even give May the courtesy of resigning during the day. Leadership contest imminent...'

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She added: 'Johnson & Grayling only 2 Leavers who have not backed May publicly this w/end. Tick tock.'

Labour MP Jess Phillips wrote on...
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