Partisan divides over political values widen | Pew Research Center

Here’s a fascinating analytical article by Pew Research. The gap between the political values of Democrats and Republicans is now larger than at any point in Pew Research Center surveys dating back to 1994.

Source: Partisan divides over political values widen | Pew Research Center

Read the article and determine for yourself whether it’s a societal move of time? Or have the Democrats move more to the left (especially under Obama), and the GOP moved to the right (notably under Trump)?

Thoughts?

Most people do not believe the Tories are on their side. My party has to change | Phillip Lee MP | Opinion | The Guardian

Conservative Party (UK)

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Here’s a good op-ed, published in the Guardian/Observer. On the eve of the his party’s conference, a Conservative MP calls for a new vision to recapture support across all ages.

Source: Most people do not believe the Tories are on their side. My party has to change | Phillip Lee | Opinion | The Guardian

Whilst there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with this article, it’s far too weak in my view. With Boris Johnson about to make a leadership bid, the Conservative Party is once again dominated by ‘traditional conservatives’, and the radical reformers are in the wilderness. So far, the Cameron/May years have been squandered, with the rich and privileged going from strength to strength.

I’ve always been a one-nation conservative in the Disraeli tradition but my left-wing friends tell me that one-nation tories are rare beasts these days.

Personally, I can’t see the Conservative Party appealing to younger voters in the next election. But the first step is surely a new leader, with the appeal to win the younger vote?

Thoughts?