Damning verdict on ‘Broken Britain’ is laid bare as almost half of us believe we would have a better life in Australia or New Zealand, new research shows
- Nearly one in two believe they would be better off in Australia or New Zealand
- Three in four people fear Britain is ‘broken’ and more than half are unable to name a single Tory of Labour policy to tackle poverty according to research
People are so fed up with ‘broken Britain’ that almost half of them want to emigrate to a better life, research claims today.
In a dismal state of the nation report, nearly one in two Britons believed they would better off swapping the UK for Australia or New Zealand.
The damning verdict is revealed in new polling by Right-of-centre think-tank the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ).
It says that three in four people fear Britain is ‘broken’, while more than half cannot name a single Tory or Labour policy to tackle poverty.
Rishi Sunak and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson are both seen as badly out of touch with ordinary people – around four in five saying that the two politicians have little idea of what it is like to live in poverty today.
In a dismal state of the nation report, nearly one in two Britons believed they would better off swapping the UK for Australia or New Zealand (Pictured – Bondi Beach, Australia)
Pessimism about the state of modern society was voiced by many, along with a collapse in confidence in the mainstream political parties to turn things round.
The CSJ, founded by former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith, has set up a cross-party Social Justice Commission to carry out research and make recommendations to improve the nation’s quality of life.
Sir Iain said: ‘It is clear Britain needs a reboot.
‘My hope is that the Social Justice Commission will get our country moving again.’