We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
GB
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Prospect Magazine > August 2017 > Wanted—young blood for an old party

Wanted—young blood for an old party

Age is suddenly everything in politics. The Tories must skip a generation

OPINIONS

The Tory Party has been regularly in government for around 300 years. It is an old party, and in the 2017 election—more than ever before—it was the party of the old too. Ipsos- MORI reported that it mopped up a crushing 61 per cent of the over-65 vote. In an ageing society, that sounds like a solid basis for victory, but—alas for Theresa May—it was not enough. The party is unlikely to get back into a commanding position until it can appeal to younger cohorts, and picking a leader who belongs to one might be a good place to start.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Prospect Magazine - August 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - August 2017
£4.99
Or 499 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only £ 1.92 per issue
SAVE
62%
Was £33.99
Now £22.99
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only £ 2.99 per issue
SAVE
40%
£2.99
Or 299 points

View Issues

About Prospect Magazine

In Prospect’s August issue: Adam Tooze, Helen Thompson, Ben Chu, Julian Baggini, Tom Clark and Hepzibah Anderson reveal the secret history of the banking crisis and its impact over the last decade. Tooze examines the secret history itself, suggesting the work done to repair the world’s finances could mean another crisis is just around the corner. Chu asks why more people at the top of the banks that failed haven’t faced more serious repercussions, and Anderson shows how post-crash Britain has retreated into cosiness. Elsewhere in the issue Alison Wolf asks whether universities are doing any good, and David Goldblatt explores how the decision to take football off free-to-view television in Argentina could backfire for the government. Also in this issue: Kasia Boddy asks why writers are still addicted to watching boxing despite falling viewing figures, Andrew Dickson profiles Tom Stoppard, Stephen Bush explains how Jeremy Corbyn learned to compromise and David Omand outlines the cyber-security challenges facing the UK and the wider world.
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points