According to an online survey conducted by independent investigation agency JL Partners, British respondents believe that Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990) can successfully deal with the coronavirus faced by the UK in 2020.
The epidemic and Brexit issues.
The report pointed out that those young people known as Generation Z, who were born after Thatcher stepped down, prefer that Thatcher would still be alive to solve the coronavirus epidemic and Brexit problems currently facing Britain.
Even in Scotland, where she was most criticized during her Prime Minister, the respondents missed her firm attitude. According to the poll, Northerners of England, who first suffered a large-scale unemployment shock in her early years as Prime Minister, also missed Thatcher.
JL Partners conducted an online survey of 2,000 people and asked respondents who among the first eight prime ministers of the UK would like to come forward to solve the crisis facing the UK in 2020. As a result, 32% chose Thatcher, followed by Tony Blair (11%).
Surprisingly, Thatcher is also the most popular among Gen Z people aged 18 to 24, and 15% of respondents in this age group chose the “Iron Lady” who died in 2013, ranking her first.
Thirty-five percent of the respondents from the north of England hope that she can solve the current crisis in the UK.
Blair was behind, with 10%, and Theresa May was only a negligible 1%.
Meanwhile, a total of 22% of Scots chose Margaret Thatcher, while former Labour Prime Minister and Scotsman Gordon Brown had only 6% support.
James Johnson, co-founder of JL Partners, said, “It is frustrating that Britain’s current politicians have not made difficult decisions, do not stick to the right thing, and follow more than lead.
In the last election, Boris Johnson gave many voters hope that he would become a leader who changed the status quo.
But they were disappointed and now call him weak and confused, not strong and decisive.
Despite the shortcomings and differences of previous prime ministers, politicians like Margaret Thatcher, and even Tony Blair, have ideas about what they want to do and make them happen.”