A recent survey conducted by YouGov found that more people trust Boris to keep his promises than the Prime Minister, with almost double the number of people choosing BoJo’s word over that of Mr Brown in terms of how likely it is to come to pass.
As good as this news is, the actual percentage of people who trust Boris’s word stands at a staggering(-ly low) 20%. Now we’re all for a healthy dose of cynicism here at BorisWatch Towers (although our compatriots over at that other Boriswatch site would no doubt disagree on that one), but can it really be the case that four out of five people surveyed don’t think that Boris will match up to his promises? Say it isn’t so, Great British Public!
As he nears the end of his first year in office, let’s hope that Boris’s perceived trustworthiness increases with time. It would, after all, be rather nice to have a politician we could believe for a change.