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MPs won't oppose Brexit because the constituency vote for Leave is far greater than the national vote

LONDON – With the Conservatives streaking ahead in opinion polls, Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early general election on Tuesday. May's Conservatives are the favourites to win – a YouGov opinion poll published on Sunday gave the Tories a 21% lead over Labour among respondents – freeing her hand to conduct Brexit negotiations against a weakened opposition. While almost half of voters in the June Brexit referendum opposed leaving the European Union, it will be difficult for Labour MPs to appeal to them from their constituencies and oppose the Brexit process itself.
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