Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney has said that Boris Johnson’s failure to govern like a conservative has affected his favourability more than PartyGate.
Mr Harris-Quinney said that while PartyGate has been damaging for the prime minister, his favourability had dropped by a larger margin before PartyGate.
The Bow Group Chairman told TRT: “The first drop in favourability was because Boris billed himself as an end of the Blairite era, and end to Cameron and May and that the Conservative Party has learnt its lesson and that it was going to get back to doing conservative things.
“He hasn’t done that. We have the highest taxes in 70 years, the highest number of immigrants coming into the country in history. The government spends more than the last Labour government. It is to the left of the last Labour government in every major area of policy.
“Brexit was about making a change, a big, fundamental change, and I think people believed that Boris was going to do that. Frankly, he’s done the opposite and that’s the problem for him. If he had the total support of his base, you can survive any scandal. But he’s getting pulled apart at the seams by the left and the right of the party.”
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