Trust in Politics
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Trust in UK politics has taken a hit after recent chaos – and historical data suggests only a change of government can fix it4 min read
The public does not trust British political parties at the moment, particularly not the Tories. This affects their ability to govern because much of governing is about persuading people to do or not to do things, and that becomes impossible if voters believe that they are being lied to all the time.
The fall of Boris Johnson: Any democracy should look to his case and ask if it is enabling machiavellian leaders.4 min read
Boris Johnson is not the first world leader to prioritise his own ambitions over meaningful governance. But his fall is a good moment for reflection on how far a democracy is prepared to tolerate, and even reward Machiavellian tendencies.
The scandal that brought his downfall wasn’t Boris Johnson’s first. Witty and charming to some, but dishonest and untrustworthy to others, he leaves his country and party very divided, as well as the legacy of his scandals.
The way societies are governed seems to have influenced how they’ve fared in terms of excess deaths during the pandemic. For pandemic preparedness, the public must be able to trust authorities and institutions.
Boris Johnson’s bad behaviour: How declining trust in the prime minister affects trust in British democracy.4 min read
A new survey shows a strong link between trusting the prime minister and trusting the government, Parliament and political parties.