Britain could be on course for a hung parliament in nine days’ time, according to a new projection that suggests the Conservatives could fall 16 seats short of an overall majority.
The seat-by-seat prediction by YouGov for the Timessuggests that the Conservatives are on course to win 310 seats at the election – short of an absolute majority of 326 seats needed to form a Government.
Such a result on 9 June would be calamitous for Theresa May, who called the snap election in April, claiming the country needed certainty, stability and strong leadership as it enters the negotiations to exit the European Union on 19 June.
Obviously this poll's accuracy can't be taken at face value but who would have thought at the start of the campaign that there could be even a suggestion of anything other than a landslide for the Tories? I think the disastrous Tories care for the elderly plan plus Labour's own manifesto has made the difference. I was talking to some young people at the weekend and they seem determined to vote for Corbyn because of his promise to abolish tuition fees. Losing their votes, plus the votes of many elderly people could make a big difference to a Tory majority.