Four-fifths of Britons lack confidence in Boris Johnson’s plan to “level up” the country, a survey suggests.
Some 59 per cent of people polled for a new report by Hope Not Hate, the anti-far-right group, said they thought the prime minister would not succeed in “levelling up” less affluent parts of the country, and a further 21 per cent said they did not know. Only one-fifth had a positive view.
Unsurprisingly, pessimism was more prevalent among Labour voters, of whom nearly three-quarters said the PM’s effort was doomed. More worryingly for Mr Johnson, however, was that more than one-third – 34 per cent – of people who voted Conservative in 2019 did not believe he could achieve his goal.
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