Boris Johnson has blamed the rise in popularity of UKIP on the public’s ‘general disgruntlement’ with politics.
The Mayor of London told Power Lunch that issues like the expenses scandal and the war in Iraq have left the public feeling ‘hacked off’ with politicians.
He also said that speaking in jargon and ‘mumbo-jumbo’ makes it hard for the public to understand politicians.
“Partly it’s that politicians generally don’t know what they’re talking abut,” he told Amol Rajan.
“They hide their ignorance by a great polyfilla of nonsense.”