People are so fed up with ‘broken Britain’ that almost half of them want to emigrate to a better life, research claims today. In a dismal state of the nation report, nearly one in two Britons believed they would be better off swapping the UK for Australia or New Zealand. The damning verdict is revealed in new polling by the Right-of-centre think tank, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ).
It says that three in four people fear Britain is ‘broken’, while more than half cannot name a single Tory or Labour policy to tackle poverty.
Rishi Sunak and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson are both seen as badly out of touch with ordinary people – around four in five saying that the two politicians have little idea of what it is like to live in poverty today. Pessimism about the state of modern society was voiced by many, along with a collapse in confidence in the mainstream political parties to turn things around.