Surge in young voters is the first sign of a return to proud working-class politics – The Conversation

This is a thoughtful article published in the Conversation, written by Benjamin Bowman, Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath. Bowman argues that younger voters have been patronised and overlooked for too long and when politics is meaningful for them, they take part with gusto.

Source:  Surge in young voters is the first sign of a return to proud working-class politics

Once again, this is an example of Theresa May‘s poor leadership and judgement – without effective strategic analysis, proper research, costings and risk analysis. May simplistically thought that the election was about giving her a mandate for Brexit, although she consistently refused to answer question on Brexit, demanding a blank cheque. The Conservatives simply went after UKIP and SNP voters and were successful. BUT strategically, Jeremy Corbyn‘s Labour Party outflanked May. By energizing young voters, Corbyn opened up the raw wounds of austerity, unemployment and social welfare.

Now that the UK’s younger population has been mobilized politically, they are unlikely to step back, providing the Labour Party with an enduring advantage.

Thoughts?

 

UK jobs ‘go unfilled’ as skills shortage bites, study warns – Sky News

Citing a new study, Sky News warns that UK jobs ‘go unfilled’ as skills shortage bites. It highlights that the NHS and the cyber security sector are among the worst affected, as demand for permanent staff grows.

Source: UK jobs ‘go unfilled’ as skills shortage bites, study warns

Clearly foreigners are going home as the uncertainties of Brexit loom. Also the Brexit referendum triggered an outbreak of xenophobic attacks.

Meanwhile, UK workers lack the skills and motivation to match the available jobs.

The trend will get worse until the Brexit terms are clear. So along with austerity, the NHS must now deal with a labour shortage.

Surely, after from accelerating Brexit negotiations, government policy must get the unemployed back to work?

Thoughts?