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James Frayne: Why a populist programme wouldn't work for Johnson. Working class voters aren't values votes

8 monthes ago   |   By Conservative Home

James Frayne is Director of Public First and author of Meet the People , a guide to moving public opinion.
The contempt with which the provincial English working class and lower middle class are held by middle class Remain voters is staggering. To these Remainers' minds, the provincial English are essentially uneducated, hyper-nationalist, social conservatives who would not only like to remove England from the EU, but turn the UK into a chauvinistic 1950s state into the bargain. As such, they're sure the provincial English are desperate for a populist leader - a “strongman” - through whom...
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