Boris's gamble is paying off as Tory lead over Labour nearly DOUBLES in three weeks

Mail Online | 8/30/2019 | Simon Walters for the Daily Mail
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Boris Johnson's gamble in suspending Parliament to deliver Brexit received a major boost last night.

The Tory poll lead over Labour has nearly doubled in three weeks and most voters think the Queen was right to approve the Prime Minister's request.

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Even a fifth of Labour supporters believe Mr Johnson is doing a good job at No 10. Despite being an Old Etonian, he is seen as having more of the 'common touch' than Jeremy Corbyn.

The Survation poll for the Daily Mail is likely to fuel speculation as to how long Mr Corbyn can cling on as Labour leader.

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Only a month after taking over at the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson is already seen as a more suitable prime minister.

The survey puts the Tories on 31 per cent, Labour on 24, the Lib Dems on 21 and Nigel Farage's Brexit Party on 14.

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The Conservative lead is three percentage points higher than on August 11.

However, Mr Johnson – who inherited a six-point deficit from Theresa May – was embroiled in a clash with Sajid Javid last night after the Chancellor confronted him over the firing of one of his Treasury aides without his knowledge.

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Sonia Khan was dismissed on the spot by the Prime Minister's chief aide, Dominic Cummings, amid accusations that she had leaked Brexit secrets to Philip Hammond, who was her previous boss as chancellor.

It exposed an apparently growing rift between No 10 and Mr Javid, who faced the embarrassment this week of having details of his autumn budget leaked by Downing Street before he had approved it.

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An ally of Mr Javid said that the Chancellor was furious and this had 'been made clear to the Prime Minister'.

Last night Mr Cummings was unrepentant and told colleagues: 'If you don't like how I run things, there's the door – f*** off.'


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