Poll shows Tory government has its priorities wrong – and is failing at them

Rishi Sunak and his priorities: he appears to be apologising for getting them all wrong; if only that were true!

Not only is Rishi Sunak’s government ignoring priorities the public think are important, but he is failing at his own, a poll has found.


The prime minister set out five priorities at the start of the year, including halving inflation, growing the economy, cutting NHS waiting lists, reducing the national debt and stopping small boat crossings.

But almost halfway through the year, a poll by Ipsos UK found more than 50 per cent of people think the Government is doing a bad job on almost all those priorities.

In worse news for the Government, the poll found that the public tended to think Sunak was doing a worse job on the areas that were most important to them.

The public’s top priority, according to the poll, was easing the cost of living, with 59 per cent listing it as important, followed by ensuring people can get NHS treatment more quickly on 54 per cent and reducing NHS waiting lists on 51 per cent.

But 60 per cent said the Government was doing a bad job on easing the cost of living, with only 18 per cent saying it was doing a good job, and 62 per cent thought it was not delivering on reducing NHS waiting times.

On growing the economy, which 39 per cent listed as one of their priorities, 50 per cent said the Government was doing a bad job.

So the Tories are terrible – not only by failing to acknowledge the right priorities, but by failing at those on which they’re concentrating instead!

Source: Stopping small boats is a low priority for the general public

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