In an opinion survey by pollster ComRes, 62 percent of participants said they believed the Monarch, 93, should not have a say in British politics – namely Brexit. Up to 19 percent of the 2,011 polled said they thought the head of the royal family should have some involvement and another 19 percent neither agreed nor disagreed. The question asked was: “Do you agree or disagree with the following statement – The Queen should remain above politics and refuse to get involved in Brexit.”
Data was collected between 9-11 August 2019.
A variety of age ranges were asked, from 18-24 up to 55 and above.
Express.co.uk conducted its own research on the matter with readers asked “amid fears the UK’s exit from EU will be delayed once again, should the Queen get involved in Brexit?”
Of the 3,247 readers asked, 1,042 said yes she should, 2,119 said no, the Queen should not get involved and 86 said they did not know.
the Queen should stay out of Brexit and not interfere with British politics
Labour said they wanted to involve the Queen, sparking outrage
This means 66 percent of readers agreeing the Queen should have no involvement in the Brexit process, 32 percent agree she should be included and two percent were uncertain of how to answer.
Readers voiced their concerns at the statement, with some asking up claims the Monarch is a secret Brexit supporter.
One said: “As a staunch Brexit supporter Her Majesty should certainly get involved and make her feelings crystal clear.”
Another added: “It is not only her Government, but also a duty as one of the three guardians of British democracy.
John McDonnell has called for royal intervention
“The Queen has done a sterling job for the Country throughout her reign but she must not fall at the last hurdle.
“If the Country needs her to free the Country, then she must do so and Charles succession is of little consequence when it comes to the freedom of the Country.”
Another said: “No, the figurehead is there to be admired, but it does not navigate the ship.”
Another referenced former Prime Minister Theresa May, giving the former leader of the Tory Party their own nickname.
Brussels has so far continued to play hardball and refused to negotiate with Mr Johnson
The commenter said: “Perhaps if she had intervened with Treason May we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in.
“Look at the money we would have saved instead of paying 3 years fees of millions.”
The results are revealed with the UK still in uncharted waters and Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowing to deliver a “do or die” Brexit on October 31 – despite facing stern opposition from Remainers in the House of Commons.
Mr Johnson has pledged to leave the EU in 80 days time with or without a deal and honour the result of the 2016 referendum.
This means 66 percent of readers agreeing the Queen should have no involvement
However, Brussels has so far continued to play hardball and refused to re-open to the failed withdrawal agreement.
Several MPs, including former attorney general Dominic Grieve and shadow chancellor John McDonnell, have called for royal intervention.
Last week at the Edinburgh Festival, Mr McDonnell said the Labour Party would send leader Jeremy Corbyn “in a taxi” to Buckingham Palace, if Mr Johnson refused to step down if he lost a vote of no confidence.
Mr McDonnell said: “I don’t want to drag the Queen into this but I would be sending Jeremy Corbyn in a cab to Buckingham Palace to say we’re taking over.”
The comment was condemned by many, with an attack on Labour for attempting to drag the elderly Monarch into the political storm.