‘Corbyn, Sturgeon plan to rig second referendum with remain foreign votes’
Brexit could be at risk under a Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon election pact this year, as the Labour and SNP leaders could “cheat” a second referendum, according to Boris Johnson’s chief adviser.
Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon could “cheat” a second referendum in the forthcoming election according to Dominic Cummings. The senior adviser to Boris Johnson wrote a “bat signal” open letter to Brexit voters on his blog, in which he warned of attempts to “rig” a second referendum.
He also revealed the election is much closer than it seems, despite polls evidence to the contrary.
Writing on his personal blog, Mr Cummings said he expects an alliance between the two parties, which see strong support among remain voters, as there is a “very real possibility of a hung parliament”.
Their partnership, he claims, would see millions of foreign citizens able to vote in a second referendum, overturning the 2016 results.
He wrote: “If Boris doesn’t get a majority, then Corbyn will take control of No 10 on Friday December 13 in alliance with Sturgeon plus the Liberal Democrats.”
The advisor added: “If this Corbyn-Sturgeon alliance takes control, their official policy is to give millions of EU citizens the vote in the second referendum.
“They don’t plan to lose again and they’ve literally written into their manifesto that they will cheat the second referendum – apart from giving millions of foreign citizens the vote, they will rig the question so the ‘choice’ is effectively ‘Remain or Remain’.
Mr Cummings warned the “nightmare” of Brexit would continue if the remain pact took Number 10.
He added: “Without a majority, the nightmare continues. All other MPs will gang together to stop Brexit and give EU citizens the vote. It’s that simple.”
The Labour manifesto, released by Jeremy Corbyn last week, promises to introduce a raft of legislation to “modernise” elections and extend the vote to more UK residents.
Included in the party’s intentions are plans to extend full voting rights to all legal UK residents and people aged 16 and 17.
Labour would also include automatic voter registration, which the party believes would unlock “millions of potential voters”.
The decision to include younger people on the electoral register would likely benefit Jeremy Corbyn, as Labour consistently counts 18 to 19-year-olds among its most loyal voters.
While Mr Cummings claimed a Labour government would be “guaranteed chaos” he warned people against supporting the Brexit Party.
The Brexit Party could threaten to split the leave vote during the election this year, and the Conservatives consider Nigel Farage’s latest venture a threat to an overall Tory majority.
Mr Farage announced the Brexit Party would not stand in seats gained by the Conservatives in 2017, but said candidates would still run in other constituencies.
According to the latest polls, the Conservatives are on course to sweep a majority in the elections next month.
The most recent poll from YouGov revealed the Conservative Party is on course for a resounding majority.
The poll, which used the same technique to forecast the 2017 elections, found the Tories would sweep to victory – winning 359 seats out of the 650 seat Parliament.
The poll also revealed Labour wold secure 211 seats, the SNP 43 and the Lib Dems 13 if the election were held on Wednesday.