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A man of the people speaks September 12, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

From the Guardian…

Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s powerful de facto chief of staff, was doorstepped by Sky News as he left home this morning. Asked what his next move would be, Cummings replied:

You guys should get out of London. Go and talk to people who are not rich remainers.

This seems to be a reference to the idea that London-based journalists do not realise how much support there is for Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy outside middle class remain circles in the capital.
There is quite a lot of evidence to support this view. Here is some YouGov polling from earlier this week suggesting that, amongst voters in general, people are more inclined to think Boris Johnson and his government are in touch with the public mood on Brexit than MPs in parliament are.

But hold on, the data from YouGov does not support that proposition. A perception is not a fact. Simply put, just because people think that Boris Johnson is more in touch with the public mood does not mean that Johnson is in touch with the public mood.

Meanwhile on that very topic, this from from John Crace is to the point:

…the only other highlight of the day was a brief cameo from Dominic Cummings, who was doorstepped outside his home. How was he planning to spend the next five weeks? Not talking to rich remainers in London. Said the rich Brexiter whose family has taken £250,000 off the EU in farming subsidies.


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