Around 60 per cent of voters in the UK don’t trust Boris Johnson, according to a new poll.
With under a week until the new Prime Minister is announced, the new poll carried out by YouGov for Best for Britain shows the country is united in its distrust of the front-runner.
Across the UK, 58 per cent said Mr Johnson ‘cannot be trusted’, rising to 62 per cent in Scotland.
Among Conservative and Leave voters there were also high levels of distrust, with 37 per cent of both groups saying they do not trust the Number 10 hopeful.
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.
Scottish Labour MP and Best for Britain supporter Ian Murray said:
“The majority of people in Scotland and right across the UK believe Boris Johnson cannot be trusted.
“After printing lies on the side of a bus during the EU referendum, and throwing our ambassador to the US under a bus, he has lost all credibility.
“More than a third of Tory voters don’t trust their next leader, yet Scottish Conservative MPs have shamefully vowed to unite behind him.
“With rumours that Boris Johnson is threatening to suspend Parliament in order to force through a disastrous no-deal Brexit, we must ensure the final say on Brexit is handed back to the people and we can choose to remain in the EU.”
Best for Britain chief executive 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.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
Best for Britain is committed to stopping Brexit through any democratic means. If you use this story, please credit the Best for Britain campaign.
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+).
Full results can be found here