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Leading British eurosceptic Nigel Farage has launched a new political party with a promise of a "democratic revolution" in United Kingdom politics, beginning with the European Parliament elections in May.

The Tories would only win 28 per cent of the vote if a general election were held tomorrow, with Labour earning 32 per cent of votes, according to a YouGov poll for The Times.

As many as 56 per cent of people who voted to leave the European Union in 2016 say they would vote for Ukip or the Brexit Party, with only 18 per cent saying they would back the Conservatives.

It would win 296 seats of the 650 parliamentary seats, against 259 for the Conservatives. "That process seems to have restarted and the Conservatives are beginning to suffer".

A poll by Opinium covered in the Observer said that support for Tories had fallen to 29 percent, down six percentage points compared to a fortnight ago. He described the delay to Brexit as "political death" and urged May to avoid taking part in the European elections.

May told MPs last month that she would stand down once she had secured the UK's exit from the EU.

The government will have only a month to take all the steps it needs to complete to keep to May's timetable of leaving before European parliament elections.

Eurosceptic Iain Duncan Smith, a former Conservative Party leader, said May should be ready to quit in June.

Britain's ruling Conservative Party can not let itself be defined exclusively by Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May's de facto deputy said on Sunday, as polling showed failure to leave the European Union on schedule has badly damaged its support.

He said he had not set a deadline for the talks to produce a result, but the public wanted parliament to resolve their differences over Brexit quickly.

The minister for the cabinet office explained that while the two parties have common goals there needed to be movement from both sides.

The Conservative government and Labour are continuing talks over the coming week to test each other's ideas in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock.

Last week the European Council extended Britain's membership of the bloc until October 31 to give more time for the British parliament to agree on a withdrawal deal.

Mrs May has also faced criticism for agreeing to negotiate a Brexit deal with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.


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