United Kingdom: Three quarters of public concerned about corruption in government, poll shows

Three-quarters of the public are concerned about corruption in government, including seven in 10 of 2019 Conservative voters, according to a new poll.

It comes after Boris Johnson said that Britain is not “remotely a corrupt country” as a sleaze row engulfed the Conservatives after the botched attempt to block Owen Paterson’s suspension from Parliament.

The move resulted in a screeching government U-turn and also led to accusations of government “corruption” from opposition leaders, including Sir Keir Starmer, who again highlighted the issue at prime minister’s questions on Wednesday.

According to a new poll by Savanta ComRes, a significant majority of voters (76%) said they were concerned about government corruption – compared to just 19% who said they were not concerned.

This article was orignally posted on independent.co.uk

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