Recent infatuation with Corbyn’s extremism cannot be put down to the normal tradition of young people leaning to the Left.
THE Tories’ seeming election disaster has come at the hands of the Millennial generation they ignored for too long.
The recent infatuation with Jeremy Corbyn’s extremism cannot be put down to the normal tradition of young people leaning to the Left.
For decades he was a joke figure in the Labour Party, an irrelevant throwback to failed political ideals discredited worldwide since the collapse of the Soviet bloc.
But in the past two years his ideas and popularity have been turbo-charged by an economic system in which far too many of the Millennial generation have no stake.
Their wages have gone backwards. Some emerge from university into careers on less money than the same job offered 20 years ago.