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Monday, Jul 22, 2024

Trust in British Politics Plummets to Record Low

Trust in the UK government and politicians is at a record low, driven by issues like Partygate, Brexit failures, and poor public services. According to the latest British Social Attitudes survey, 79% are dissatisfied with government governance, and 58% almost never trust politicians to tell the truth. Nearly half of Leave voters and 42% of Remain voters express high levels of distrust.
According to the latest British Social Attitudes survey, trust in UK government and politicians has reached a record low due to issues such as Partygate, perceived Brexit failures, and deteriorating public services.

Dissatisfaction with government governance is now at 79%, a rate comparable to the Brexit deadlock of 2019.

Trust in politicians to tell the truth has significantly declined, with 58% of respondents stating they almost never trust them.

Almost half of Leave voters and 42% of Remain voters express high levels of distrust.

The survey, based on interviews with 5,578 adults conducted in September and October 2023, indicates a persistent decline in public confidence, raising concerns about potential impacts on the UK's liberal democracy.
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