British Voters Calls For Strong Leader And A Reform To The Brexit-Fatigued System


Voters in the United Kingdom want a strong leader who is ready to break the rules and force through a wide-scale reform after the three years of Brexit crisis pushed the confidence in the political system to a 15-year low.

The 2016 Brexit referendum revealed a United Kingdom that is divided over much more than its membership in the European Union. It has also sparked impassioned debate over everything from immigration and secession to capitalism, empire and what it really means to be British.

Yet over a week since the 29th of March, the original schedule when the United Kingdom was set to leave the European Union, nothing is resolved: it still remains uncertain when, how or if the departure will ever happen.

Research that is conducted by the Hansard Society discovered that 54 percent of voters in the United Kingdom want a strong leader who is prepared to break the rules while 72 percent said that the system requires “quite a lot” or “a great deal” of improvement.

The confidence in the system is at the lowest level in the 15-year history of the said survey. It is even lower than after the 2009 expense scandal when the lawmakers were discovered to have charged taxpayers for everything from an ornamental duck house to cleaning out a moat.

According to the Hansard Society: “Opinions of the system of governing are at their lowest point in the 15-year Audit series – worse now than in the aftermath of the MPs’ expenses scandal.”

It added: “People are pessimistic about the country’s problems and their possible solution, with sizeable numbers willing to entertain radical political changes.”

Just a quarter of people in the United Kingdom said that they had confidence in the handling of the lawmakers on the matters linked to Brexit.

The survey was conducted between the 30th of November and the 12th of December by Ipsos MORI.