The Times predicts a ‘youthquake’ for Corbyn
The Times today had an article headlined: ‘When the young rise up, it will be for Corbyn’
The author warns – rightly or wrongly – that there was no ‘youthquake’ at the last election but says that Tories who rely on the apathy of first-time voters are in for a shock
She cites ‘rumblings’, like this week’s strike of young gig economy staff at firms such as UberEats. And points out that if the election is not until 2022, more young voters will be eligible while others will be radicalised by frustrated ambitions, especially if Brexit raises youth unemployment, adding:
“Millennials have few material goods but are rich in ideals: a distinct set of values separates them from previous generations”.
She says that ‘We’ (an undefined group) call the younger generation ‘snowflakes’ (Wiki: a person perceived by others to have an unwarranted sense of entitlement, or to be over-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions) but then appears to recant:
“Their righteous — and justified — anger will build, organise and eventually blow. They’ve imagined no possessions and have literally nothing to lose”