ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Distrust in The Government Started After Cummings Drive North.

Updated on August 7, 2020

Boris' Decline in Popularity Began After The Cummings Fiasco.

According to the latest polls, Labour's Keir Starmer is seen as a more capable Prime Minister in waiting. Sir Keir Starmer's popularity has risen because people like his sleuth like taking down of Boris, (especially at Prime Minister's Question Time). However, Labour as a whole, still trail the Tories, by a few points, but that could change good or bad.

The decline in Tory fortunes is not just Boris v Sir Keir, the University of London has conducted a study. A study to show that the Conservative government has started to decline in popularity, thanks to, one, Dominic Cummings.

It all started before lockdown according to the study. But, the decline really kicked in when, Dominic Cummings drove his wife and child, 300 miles from London - Durham. When lockdown came into being, approximately on 23 March, it came with stipulations, that people were not allowed out unless it was for shopping, exercise, etc. The elderly, BAME people, those with underlying illnesses, were asked to take care.

However, it seemed Mr Cummings, (Boris' answer to Tony Blair's Alistair Campbell) seemed to think these rules, were not for him. As if his power behind the throne of Boris, gave him leave to ignore the rules. So off he drove, family in tow, to visit his parents in Durham and having a day around Barnard Castle (according to witnesses.) Allegedly, Cummings was also spotted a second time in Barnard Castle. Those, who apparently saw him, and reported it to the police, swear it was him. Though we know, people can be mistaken, whether they were, is up for debate.

People felt disillusioned and angry at the Conservative government. It seemed as if the police did not even bother to investigate Cummings, breaking lockdown rules. As was said at the time, anyone else would have been fined £100.00 on the spot. This as I said earlier, made the rot in support for Boris and his circus government more intense.

The University College of London said they asked 40,000 people about the question of the popularity of the government (during the COVID-19 outbreak). It is not only, however, according to UCL, the Dominic Cummings fiasco, but, the governments whole handling of the COVID-crisis. The PPE cockups, the now nearly 47,000 dead, the ending of the Furlough scheme, etc. The survey was also undertaken in the other nations of the UK, which also, showed a decline in Conservative support, as in England. Again, it was the handling of the COVID crisis and the Cummings shenanigans, that has led to the decline.

This survey is the biggest one of its kind, undertaken by the University College of London. It would seem UCL seemed anti-Tory and have it in for Bojo the clown. There is no evidence, this is the case, however, those critical of the survey will say it is anti-Tory.

Will this survey show the way to the future, as regards Boris' administration? Does it show for sure, Boris is on the way out politically speaking and Sir Keir is on the way up? Not necessarily, fortunes like anything else in life can change.

Boris may make come back, we are four years out from the 2024 general election. The fortunes of Boris and the Tories, Keir with Labour, are tied up with the COVID crisis. Other things will certainly, influence, the political fortunes of Labour and Conservative, but COVID will certainly determine, who is the next government for sure, in 2024.



Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)