SIX in 10 British voters have been left baffled by Labour’s muddled Brexit policy, a poll has found, as Jeremy Corbyn was attacked by Boris Johnson for his lack of clarity.
Seventy percent of British adults consider Brexit to be the most pressing issue for them as they prepare to cast their votes in five weeks, yet only 21 percent said Labour had clearly laid out its policy. The Tories were afforded a healthier score, with 57 percent saying the party had made clear where they stand on Brexit and only 29 percent saying they were lacking in clarity. The results of the YouGov survey come as Mr Corbyn was shamed into saying exactly how he would handle Brexit if he found himself in No 10 after months of going back and forth.
The socialist said: “Secure a credible deal in three months. Put it to the people for the final say, with the option to remain, in six months.
“That’s our Brexit policy.”
But despite his attempt to put things straight, Labour is at a disadvantage in the run up to the general election due to shadow cabinet members clashing with him on Brexit.
According to the YouGov poll carried out on October 30 to 31 voters feel unsure of Labour’s Brexit policy than they do about any of the Tories’ policies, except when it comes to the NHS.
When asked “How clear, if at all, do you think each party has been with their policy on Brexit?” 65 percent said Labour had failed to provide clarity while 68 percent said Nigel Farage’s group had been crystal clear.
More than half of voters, 56 percent, said Jo Swinson’s Liberal Democrats had done a good job on addressing the topic.
In comparison, only 15 percent of respondents said the Brexit Party had failed to lay out its vision on how it would deliver on the result of the 2016 referendum.
Just over a quarter, 27 percent, said the pro-European Lib Dems had not provide sufficient details on their Brexit plan.
Mr Corbyn is desperate to get his house in order before the December 12 vote and has ordered frontbenchers to fall into line on the party’s Brexit policy.
He told the Guardian: “I just said, ‘look, this debate is now over.
“We’ve done it, the party has now made its decision, and that’s it; and that’s what we’re going to campaign on.’”
In his open letter the prime minister urged his opponent to “come clean” on Brexit.
He accused him of wasting months tossing and turning on the issue and wasting “considerable time and energy seeking to undermine the negotiations, particularly with the passing of the Surrender Act”.
He went on: “For months you have refused to say what sort of ‘deal’ you want with the EU.
“Now the time has come for you to come clean, and explain what your plan really is so when the public vote on 12 December, they know what they are voting for.”
YouGov polled 1,606 British adults for the survey.