It shouldn't really be a question that needs to be considered, certainly not in the UK. Nevertheless, a new survey
by YouGov asked the British public if the prime minister should "break the law by refusing to ask the EU for a Brexit deadline extension". Even more troubling than the question itself though, is the answer given by a majority of Leave voters.
Troubling, for some, but not surprising. The escalation of the rhetoric surrounding Brexit
has been taken up a gear since Boris Johnson took power, and with it yet more determination on the Leave side to "get the job done". No matter, it would seem, the cost.
As our infographic shows, 52 percent of Leave voters said they think the prime minister should commit a crime by not abiding by the new law compelling the government to request an extension to Article 50 from the EU. Overall, 50 percent of people in Britain say he should not break the law, compared to 28 percent believing he should. Also worth noting though is the relatively large share of respondents that said they didn't know what he should do.