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Sir Keir Starmer takes the lead as the Prime Minister fights the Tory insurrection


Sir Keir Starmer takes the lead in a MoS poll that puts Laboue leaders at 38% and Boris Johnson at 37%, amid growing fears for the economy and nearly two-thirds opposed to the Save Christmas plan

  • The work overtakes the Conservatives for the first time in more than 18 months
  • According to the Deltapoll poll, Labor is 38 percent, Tories 37 percent
  • Boris Johnson is battling his Covid tiering system with a growing backlash

Sir Keir Starmer's Labor Party took the lead over the Conservatives for the first time since March 2019 in a mail poll on Sunday as Boris Johnson battles the party's growing backlash against its Covid tiering system.

A Deltapoll poll for today's newspaper brings Labor to 38 percent and Mr. Johnson's Tories to 37 percent – the first time since last year's general election that the party has scored less than 40 percent in the company's polls.

It comes as Sir Keir spends the weekend discussing his strategy with aides for Tuesday's Crunch Commons vote on the levels. Mr Johnson tried yesterday to appease more than 70 Tory MPs who threatened rebellion by giving them the opportunity to vote the rules in January, but he could be forced to rely on Labor to keep Tuesday's vote is adopted.

Sir Keir Starmer's Labor Party took the lead over the Conservatives in a mail poll on Sunday for the first time since March 2019

A Deltapoll poll for today's newspaper puts Labor at 38 percent and Johnson & # 39; s Tories at 37 percent - the first time the party has hit less than 40 percent in the company's polls since last year's general election

A Deltapoll poll for today's newspaper brings Labor to 38 percent and Mr. Johnson's Tories to 37 percent – the first time since last year's general election that the party has scored less than 40 percent in the company's polls

The poll also suggests that the growing economic impact of the pandemic is finally starting to register with voters as an issue as bad or worse than the health threat posed by the virus.

According to last week's spending review in which Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out the staggering £ 394 billion loan bill for the crisis and a projected drop in GDP of more than 11 percent, a total of 57 percent hold the economic impact of Covid-19 is that largest problem this country faces over the next five years, compared with 36 percent who rate health impact as the most important problem.

When asked about the amount of government loans to settle Covid, 71 percent were concerned, only 18 percent said they were not concerned.

Most respondents, 53 percent, expect the general economy in this country to deteriorate over the next 12 months, and 29 percent believe their household finances will decline over the same period.

Of those who think the economy will deteriorate, more than three-quarters expect it to take at least three years to recover, while more than half [54 percent] expect it to be more than five Will take years.

The beginning realization of the probable final costs also seems to have lit up the rising ratings of Mr. Sunak. The Chancellor's net approval has dropped seven points to 24 percent, while Mr Johnson's is practically static.

A graph shows the number of coronavirus infections per day in the UK

A graph shows the number of coronavirus infections per day in the UK

A graph shows the number of coronavirus deaths per day in the UK

A graph shows the number of coronavirus deaths per day in the UK

No. 10's plan to have families reunited in England for five days at Christmas is receiving a thumbs-down from both the public and government scientific advisors, who warn of an increase in cases and a tougher lockdown could come through 2021.

Only 27 percent are lifting the restrictions, while 64 percent are against – suggesting that many were secretly hoping for a state-sanctioned apology to evade the in-laws. The gloomy mood is reflected in the fact that 49 percent expect Christmas to be worse than last year. The rise in Labor ratings is seen as confirmation of Sir Keir's reluctant strategy, which one party describes as "sit back and watch the Tories".

Sir Keir has also broken with Jeremy Corbyn's media tactics by engaging with right-wing newspapers and endorsing projects such as his well-received appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs earlier this month.

Joe Twyman, Director of Deltapoll, said: “With the end of the national lockdown in England, Conservatives see themselves lagging Labor in the polls and concerns about the country's economic situation are growing. The pessimism so many in Britain share about the economy is likely to worry people on Downing Street. As the pandemic continues, the government's deteriorating position will provide ammunition to opponents of Boris Johnson's approach. & # 39;

  • Deltapoll surveyed 1,525 adults online between November 26th and yesterday – the results were weighted as representative of the entire adult population.

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