Jacob Rees-Mogg defends 'diligent' Boris Johnson
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been referred to police over claims he broke lockdown rules by hosting family and friends at Chequers.
Allegations surrounding the Partygate scandal led to the downfall of Mr Johnson’s premiership last July.
The new claims, which Mr Johnson’s team have described as a “clearly politically motivated attempt to manufacture something out of nothing”, puts additional pressure on the Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP as he fights for his political career.
A YouGov poll from March found that just 13 percent of Britons surveyed believe that Mr Johnson is honest while 72 percent said they feel he is dishonest. Additionally, half of those who voted Conservative in the 2019 general election expressed the latter view.
Writing in an opinion piece for the i Sir John Curtice, who has for decades worked as a political scientist, claimed that Mr Johnson’s reputation meant that “there will be no political comeback” for him.
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He said the former Prime Minister has “little appeal” outside of the Tory faithful, referencing research by Savanta.
The study found less than one in five Labour and Liberal Democrat supporters are willing to show some regard for him. Meanwhile, just five percent said they would be happy to see Mr Johnson return to Downing Street.
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