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Brexit news: Latest updates at 5am from the past 12 hours – The Sun

HERE is your daily briefing on all the Brexit and General Election news from the past 12 hours. 

Today is the first day of campaigns for the general election and Boris is steaming ahead in the election polls.  Here's a Brexit round up.

The Tories take the lead in the polls

As both parties kicked off their campaigns yesterday, Boris was on track to win the December poll.

According to polls for The Times by YouGov, the tories were leading with 36 per cent, with Labour trailing behind at 21 per cent.

The Lib Dems are on 18 per cent and the Brexit Party 13 per cent.

Separate polling from Survation showed the Tories on 34 per cent, with Labour behind on 26 per cent.

Boris Johnson was picked as the best PM with 42 per cent of the vote, and Mr Corbyn failed to get even half of that, on just 19 per cent.

The PM was labelled the best campaigner too, with 44 per cent of the vote, and 49 per cent thought that he would win the election on December 12.

Boris pledges to pour billions of pounds into 'left-behind' towns in a bid to win over pro-Brexit Labour voters.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick today publishes a pathway for councils to unlock a £3.6billion windfall – dubbed the Towns Fund – to revitalise scores of the neglected areas.

The jumbo pot is being shared by 100 of the forgotten towns, who will each get at least £25m to spend how they want.

The cash can be used to redevelop vacant high street eyesores, reverse declines in local transport, or on more housing and better leisure facilities

Trump backs Farage and Boris as an 'unstoppable' team

President Donald Trump joined Nigel Farage on his LBC radio programme yesterday and called Boris Johnson a "fantastic guy".

The US president tore into Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying that he would be 'so bad' for the UK.

His comments came after Corbyn repeated claims Boris will sell off the NHS to the president if he gets re-elected at the December 12 general election.

He made the statement despite Boris repeatedly saying the NHS is "not for sale" in any trade deal, and recently announcing a £200million funding boost.

Trump also rubbished the claims, telling LBC: "We wouldn’t even be involved in it, we’re trying to fix our own health service.

"It’s not for us to have anything to do with your health service. We’re just talking about trade”.
But heaping praise on Boris, Trump said: "I have great relationships with many of the leaders, including Boris who's a fantastic man – I think he's the exact right guy for the times.

"I know that you and him will end up doing something that could be terrific – if you and he get together it's [an] unstoppable force.

"Corbyn would be so bad for your country, he'd be so bad, he'd take you in such a bad way.

"He'd take you into such bad places. But your country has tremendous potential, it's a great country."

Jeremy Corbyn claims Brexit is "not that complicated"

The Labour leader claims he could sort Brexit out in just six months with a second referendum in his campaign launch.

He chose to deliver his first major speech in the seat where Marsha de Cordova has a slim majority of around 2,400 votes – and he'll be working hard to try and hold onto it.

Mr Corbyn said today: "We have to get this issue sorted out.

"Labour would get Brexit sorted within six months. We will let the people decide whether to leave on a sensible deal, or to Remain. It really isn't that complicated!

"We, the government will carry out whatever the people decide."


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