Bow Group chairman Ben Harris-Quinney said that the reason the public is losing confidence in Boris Johnson is not substantially due to the Partygate scandal, but because the prime minister is failing to fulfil the mandate he ran on in 2019, which is to deliver a patriotic, conservative, Brexiteer government.
Speaking to GB News, Mr Harris-Quinney said: “That’s a bigger part of the problem. Not to deny the significance of Partygate, but I think what’s happening is that he’s losing his base, and that’s far more serious.”
The Bow Group chairman continued: “Yes, there’s been a global pandemic, but that doesn’t answer the question of why is the government pushing ahead with these crazy Net-Zero policies that are going to bankrupt the country?
“Why are we having more immigrants coming into the country now than we were before Brexit? Why isn’t the government doing anything about illegal immigration? Mass immigration is a problem in itself – 750,000 people came into the country legally in 2020 – and you’ve got illegal immigration on top of that.
“And why is a Conservative prime minister hiking taxes to the highest point since World War Two?”
“I don’t think you can say it’s because they’ve been focused on the pandemic, because they’ve been doing a lot of un-conservative things. It’s not that they have been doing nothing, it’s they’ve been moving backwards on the conservative agenda.”
“What needs to happen now if Boris Johnson is to stay is he needs a gold-standard conservative inside Number 10, like a Lord Frost or John Redwood running things who’s not going to take any nonsense and that the base – the Brexiteer base that delivered the largest majority since Margaret Thatcher – is going to trust to deliver on the terms they were elected to,” Harris-Quinney said.
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