Three-quarters of Tory voters want the next leader to develop Britain’s international trade markets
The new Prime Minister must now seize the opportunities of Brexit: three quarters of Tory voters want the next leader to develop Britain’s export and international trade markets
- Around 75% of Tory voters want the new leader to push for Brexit benefits
- Lord Frost said new leader must ‘exploit the free hand’ given by EU vote
- Only two in five voters said Boris Johnson had kept Brexit promises
The next prime minister must make better use of the opportunities offered by Brexit, Tory voters have said.
A poll of Tory members found that three-quarters of Tory voters want the next leader to develop Britain’s export and international trade markets.
The survey by the Global Britain Commission – a body made up of corporate bosses including Virgin Atlantic, Heathrow, EY, Mace and Forth Ports – also shows that more than a third of members believe Boris Johnson is not didn’t do enough to boost the UK international. profile after leaving the European Union.
It comes as in a recent essay former chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost said the new leader must “harness the free hand” and “autonomy” that Brexit has given the nation to create a new national strategy.
Former chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost said the new leader must “harness the free hands” and “autonomy” that Brexit has given the nation to create a new national strategy.
In a virulent attack on the Prime Minister, the peer said Boris Johnson failed to deliver the ‘mood change’ the country expected when he voted to leave the EU.
He said: ‘In short, we have state economics, green politics, overpowered government and an extreme reluctance to consider where this might take us. Unsurprisingly, we are well on the way to a much more collectivist society.
Lord Frost continued: ‘People voted for change and any politically successful strategy must deliver that’, adding that the expected ‘Brexit revolt’ against the established way of running the country had not materialised.
The latest poll asked Tory voters how much they agreed or disagreed with the statement: ‘Boris Johnson’s government has taken advantage of the opportunities of Brexit’.
Only two in five people, around 38%, agreed, suggesting they were happy with the outgoing Prime Minister’s job in delivering key Brexit commitments.
Meanwhile, 33% said they disagreed that Mr Johnson had taken full advantage of what Brexit had to offer the country. Other respondents said they were either “neutral” or didn’t know.
In a recent poll, just two in five voters said Boris Johnson had delivered on his Brexit commitments, while 33% said they disagreed that Mr Johnson had taken full advantage of what Brexit could offer the country.
They also asked: ‘To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘the ‘new’ government (i.e. the Tory government after the departure of Boris Johnson) should help the businesses to succeed abroad by securing investment and trade?
Almost 75% of those polled said they somewhat or strongly agreed that the next person in Number 10 should push for more Brexit benefits and dividends.