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Just 5% of voters think politicians are in the job primarily for the good of the country.

In 2014, 48% of voters believed politicians were “out merely for themselves” as opposed to their country or party, it was 57% by May 2021, & 63% last week.

Growing distrust in politicians should be of great concern to democrats & progressives: growing distrust can lead to a downwards spiral of democratic decline, with voters disengaging, becoming polarised, or turning to populist leaders and causes.
It's terrifying that in 2021 the Tories - just like the US Republicans, Viktor Orban, Jair Bolsonaro, Modi, Putin & other antidemocratic authoritarian leaders - are using the fascist playbook, unhindered by either mass protests or a concerned news media.…
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