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Listen: Rory Stewart’s fake news on Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Listen: Rory Stewart's fake news on Theresa May's Brexit deal
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Theresa May's supporters are resorting to some desperate measures to try and salvage the Prime Minister's Brexit deal. Step forward, Rory Stewart. The prisons minister claimed just now on BBC 5 Live that 80 per cent of the British public support the deal. The only problem? He was making that number up. Stewart was quickly called out on his numbers; here's what he said:

'I am producing a number to try and illustrate what I believe...obviously this is not coming from an opinion poll.'

Mr S. isn't sure that this is the best way of winning support for the PM...

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