Britain is heading towards a deeply unpredictable Christmas election on December 12 that could decide the fate of both its planned departure from the European Union and the future of the world's fifth-largest economy.
In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during his first Prime Minister's Questions, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.
The latest YouGov poll for The Times confirms growing support for Conservative Party, led by Boris Johnson, (37%), Labor (22%), Liberal Democrats (19%), Brexit (11%) and Green (7%). The nationwide margin was 52%-48% in favor of Leave.
That latter outcome could mean The Brexit Party becomes kingmaker after the December vote - playing a role similar to that currently held by the now marginalised, angry and activist Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland - which would nearly certainly mean the prospect of a "no deal" Brexit is kept alive and well over the coming years.
The PM's agreement with the European Union could see an extra £500m a week spent on buying medicines, he will claim, as well as leading to a "race to the bottom" on workers' rights and product standards.
"They want to move us towards a more deregulated American model of how to run the economy", he said.
"I'm deeply, deeply disappointed", Johnson told Sky News of the October 31 deadline to get the United Kingdom out of the European Union that he failed to make despite repeated promises to "do or die".
He has also resisted pressure not to field candidates in seats where they could split the Brexit vote and let in Labour, insisting his party will damage Mr Corbyn's party in seats across Wales, the Midlands and the north of England which voted for Brexit. You know what? They're right.
"He shares my vision for our area and our country, and I am delighted that he will now be supporting our work to deliver on it".
"It's Labour that's determined to bring a divided country together".
But Corbyn refuses to say whether he would then campaign for his own deal. He would then put it to the people in another referendum.
"There will be no Brexit without the Brexit Party", he said. Any deal would need to be agreed by all 27 remaining European Union states before it could come into force. However. Arron Banks, the controversial financier of the Leave.EU campaign, has urged the party to support Johnson's Brexit deal. But it could also mean the Brexit pursuit is, for a time at the very least, abandoned altogether if the ballot outcome facilitates a remain-backing coalition government.
A YouGov poll published on Tuesday found 65% of voters were unclear about Labour's Brexit position.
"It is a matter of deep regret", Mr Johnson told Sky News, before criticising US president Donald Trump for saying his Brexit deal with Brussels would prevent a future Britain/US trade agreement.