@Geof_Cox said, in another thread
I was thinking about this earlier today, when James O’Brien mentioned (his believe that in general) people who were pro-Brexit are now anti-vax.
I don’t claim to have thought this through completely, but it seems to me that there is, in the UK (as in France), a mindset which is
suspicious of authority
individualist rather than collectivist in outlook
mistrustful of anyone not of their “tribe”
tend to see things in black and white
and that is likely to lead people to
vote for Boris, who has successfully (if falsely) presented himself as an outsider - alternatively, they see him as someone who is out to get what he wants, and like that
vote for Brexit - how dare Johnny Foreigner tell me what to do
be more likely to believe conspiracy theories about the vaccine
I’m just thinking out loud, so I might change my views on reading yours.