3 August 2018
Professor Tim Bale commented on the possibility of Boris Johnson becoming the next Prime Minister. Polling shows Johnson has unusually wide support among the general public, though this was dented by his decision to campaign for Brexit in the divisive 2016 referendum. Professor Bale said the survey shows Johnson’s grassroots popularity, but it doesn’t solve the two biggest obstacles in his way. His parliamentary colleagues “are less convinced than ever that he’s the right man for the job - and voters are less amused by him than they used to be,” he said.