The Liberal Democrats voted to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit without another public vote at their party conference this week - and immediately saw a jump in the polls. On 19 September two polls put the Lib Dems close to or ahead of Labour - YouGov poll put the LibDems on 23% with Labour on 21%, , and an Ipsos MORI poll put the Lib Dems on 23% and Labour on 24%. The Ipsos MORI poll also showed the Lib Dems FIRST in London with 37%, Labour 2nd with 35% and the Conservatives 3rd with 24%
The Lib Dems have been committed to stopping Brexit since the 2016 referendum. At our party conference we went one step further - if we are elected to be the party of Government in the forthcoming General Election, we will revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit on our first day in office.
It's a controversial move, there's been plenty of criticism in the press but the Lib Dems have been clear that this does not mean we've abandoned our support for a People's Vote - we were after all the first party to call for a confirmatory vote on any Brexit deal.
The party's preference is for the Brexit issue to be resolved by another public vote before a general election, but if the Conservative government decide to call a general election then revoking Article 50 will be in our manifesto - and winning a majority of seats in our parliamentary democracy will be our mandate. Revoking Article 50 is the only way to make the arguments and about Brexit stop. After more than 3 years of waiting for the pro-Brexit Conservatives to come up with a deal that they can agree with amongst themselves enough is enough - it's time to make it stop.