CORBYN INCOMPETENT, POLL FINDS
LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn would be “incompetent” in Brexit negotiations with the EU, the majority thinks.
A Sky Data poll found just 22 per cent of people thought he would be competent in the talks, compared to 71 per cent who thought otherwise.
The figure was slightly more positive for Labour when asked if the party would be competent in striking a deal with Brussels.
A quarter agreed, while 68 per cent said it would be incompetent.
The news comes as delegates at the party’s conference in Liverpool prepared to vote on keeping open the option of holding a referendum on the final Brexit deal.
Sir Keir Starmer, shadow Brexit secretary said in a speech that Labour will vote against the government’s Brexit deal.
He argued that “the party that once promised to fix the roof while the sun was shining now seems intent on burning the house down”.
But it comes amid low ratings for Mr Corbyn from the public.
Around 69 per cent of people said they were less attracted to Labour by him, compared to 15 per cent who were more attracted, the Sky Data poll found.
Mrs May also has a 21 per cent lead over him in a run-off question on who people would prefer to be prime minister.
When asked who they would be more likely to vote for in the imaginary scenario where centrist anti-Brexit MPs had split from Labour, 15 per cent said Labour, while 34 per cent said a new party. And 25 per cent said they were satisfied with Mr Corbyn as Labour leader.