Why British people don’t trust the government any more – and what can be done about it

  • Benjamin LERUTH

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Trust in politicians has fluctuated relatively little during the last 30 years in the UK. It remains stubbornly low. According to an index by the pollsters Ipsos-Mori, 18% of people said they trusted politicians in 1983, and 17% in 2017. Yet this hides some real changes that have taken place in recent years. As the rise of populist movements and decline of mainstream parties across Europe shows, the gap between politicians and citizens seems to grow ever wider.

 
 

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Period31 Jan 2018

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  • TitleWhy British people don’t trust the government any more – and what can be done about it
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date31/01/18
    PersonsBenjamin LERUTH