We thought it would be interesting to find out what the panel thinks about Theresa May’s dismissal of Gavin Williamson. So we inserted a question on the subject into our snap survey on yesterday’s local government elections.
Well over over two in five respondents, but not quite half, think she was wrong to do so. Just under one in three believe she was right. A plurality clearly think that her charge against him of leaking National Security Council discussions is unproven – if not unjustified altogether.
But with over one in five not taking a view either way, many Party members seem not to know quite what to think about the decision, at least yet.
What about the issue itself? Over seven in ten of our respondents think that British governments should have nothing to do with Huawei at all – or at least that’s our reading of their stance. See below.