July 18, 2019 8:45 AM

Majority of Brits don't trust Boris Johnson

Around sixty per cent of the country and over a third of Conservative and Leave voters don't trust Boris Johnson, according to a new poll.

With under a week until the new Prime Minister is announced, a new poll carried out by YouGov for Best for Britain shows the country does not trust frontrunner Boris Johnson.

A whopping 58% said they did not trust Johnson, with only 21% saying he could be trusted.

Among Conservative and Leave voters there were also high levels of distrust, with 37% of both groups saying they do not trust the No 10 hopeful. No region, age group or social grade said they trusted Johnson.

The news comes as MPs prepare for a crunch vote on a plan to stop Boris Johnson suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Commenting, Best for Britain supporter David Lammy MP said:

"Boris Johnson is a shoe-in to become Prime Minister this week, but nobody trusts him - not even Conservative voters.

"And why should they? Just last week he threw our ambassador to the US under a bus in a desperate attempt to cosy up to Donald Trump.

"With reports that Boris Johnson is threatening to suspend Parliament in order to force through a disastrous no-deal Brexit, I fear public trust in politicians will sink to a new low."

Also commenting, Best for Britain CEO Naomi Smith said:

"No one trusts Boris Johnson because he's made a career out of lying.

"He lied to people back in 2016, and has continues to create fake news to promote his Brexit agenda. Now he wants to suspend Parliament to get his own way.

"But the country is fighting back. The public aren't stupid - they know Brexit won't be the land of milk and honey Johnson promises. That's why the majority of Brits now want to stop Brexit and stay in the EU."

 

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,675 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 11th - 12th July 2019. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

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