Frank_Butcher wrote:Kentishgreen wrote: Yes in Bromley. No in Tower Hamlets! Let’s see how many Tory MPs there’ll be in London when Boris leads them into the next election, apart from areas like Bromley or Beckenham that always return Tory MPs. Also be interesting to see how many Tories survive in Scotland after the next General Election. Unfortunately Nigel has guaranteed Boris will be the next PM. It’s almost as inevitable as saying tomorrow is Friday
I share some of your pessimism - I'm not an apologist for Boris at all, just putting the poll up there as evidential.
What is interesting is that other polls suggest that he is by far the candidate who would increase the Tories' chance of winning the next GE. He is a polarising force evidenced by the fact that he also polls as both most popular candidate and the least popular candidate. Nobody seems to be meh about him. But he does have his supporters, no doubt about that.
The trouble is we could be governed by a majority Tory party, with a PM, elected by 0.2% of the electorate, ruling over the most right wing government we have ever had. A government with no mandate, threatening to suspend parliament with a view to getting Brexit thru,which 48% of the country does not want.