Please see below for Monday’s update on key Brexit news items:

  • According to the latest YouGov figures, opposition to Brexit has reached a record high on Monday, just one week after Theresa May announced a general election in June. The figures, analysed by election expert Mike Smithson, show that support and opposition to Brexit were now level-pegging. (Independent)
  • Open Britain is urging voters to unseat prominent Brexit-supporting MPs such as Iain Duncan Smith, Theresa Villiers and Kate Hoey in the upcoming general election. The organisation, which is a successor to Britain’s pro-EU remain campaign, will also provide activists to help defend 20 Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs who have been advocates of the closest possible relationship with the EU 27. (Guardian)
  • Labour has said that they would scrap Theresa May’s Brexit plans and unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU residents before talks start, if they win power. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer said Labour would press for a different deal prioritising jobs and work rights, as well as seeking an early deal on transitional arrangements to smooth the way for the UK’s departure in 2019. (BBC)