Shocking survey says that some people believe politicians. Inexplicably only 87% said politicians did not keep the promises they made before elections, while a mere 92% said politicians never gave “a straight answer”. Just under three-quarters of respondents (73%) said politicians had shown themselves to be dishonest too often.
So by Guido’s calculations that means some 13% of voters trust politicians, 8% think that politicians sometimes give straight answers and 27% think you can actually sometimes trust politicians.
If you don’t trust ’em, why vote for ’em? It only encourages ’em.
“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”