Boris Johnson soars in the polls with a 12% lead over Jeremy Corbyn (Image: GETTY)
According to a new YouGov poll for The Sunday Times, Mr Johnson’s Conservative party is steaming ahead with 33 percent, while Mr Corbyn’s Labour party trails behind with just 21 percent of the vote. Jo Swinson’s Liberal Democrats followed closely behind Labour with 19 percent. Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party secured 14 percent of the vote while the Green Party gained just 7 percent of the vote.
The latest poll is the biggest Tory lead since the 2017 General Election.
It comes as Mr Johnson today raised General Election stakes by warning Brussels that he will slash more than £30billion from the EU divorce bill if the UK leaves without a deal in place.
The Prime Minister’s tough stance could see him win over Brexit Party supporters.
Mr Johnson’s team is also working on an emergency budget in October which will cut fuel duty for the first time in eight years, which could lead the way for a General Election in the same month.
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The Prime Minister will meet with Donald Tusk today (Image: GETTY)
Senior Tories have said that Mr Johnson has “war-gamed” an election on October 17 – the same day EU leaders will meet to discuss whether to grant Britain a new agreement to prevent a no deal Brexit.
The Prime Minister will today tell European Council President,