He said among millennials (those born between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s) and those too young to have appeared in surveys, “for whom Thatcher won’t mean a thing anyway”, could well “become much more concerned about economic inequality” given the current political climate.
Research using British Social Attitudes Survey data taken from 1985-2012, found greater appetite among young people for right-wing policy-making on issues including wealth redistribution, welfare and crime.
The study, by academics at the University of Sheffield and the University of Southampton, discovered a shift further to the right with each of the last three successive generations.
It’s “dedicated to uniting all singles passionate about creating a better world”.
The leaflet shows a picture of a blonde woman and a handsome man who can only be described as a silver fox.
The idea is to present players with two people they would never want to sleep with — and then make them choose which they’d sleep with. I know this because later that evening, I turned to one of the group and confessed my secret longing for the likes of Theresa May, Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin — ideally all at once.
Here are some of the fiendish alternatives I had to face: Imelda Marcos or Wallace Simpson? I thought my fantasy night of passion would be received with sympathy and understanding.
(We’re meant to find their political convictions too repulsive for that sort of thing.) But politics is rooted in tribalism and dark emotions, as much as reason.
Britain’s young people are now more right-wing and authoritarian in their political outlook than the previous generation, undermining the prevailing view that younger people tend to be more progressive in attitude.
Instead I discovered that it had been consciously used by the organiser of the discussion, Professor Jan Selby, the current director of the above mentioned SCSCR, and former head of the International Relations department at Sussex.
Not long ago I was out drinking with a group of friends and we started playing the If-You-Had-To game. In an age when anything goes — at least in terms of sexual pleasure — ours is a lust that dare not speak its name.
The discussion would be centred around, "dealing with right-wing attitudes and politics in the classroom".