Looking at this article in ‘the Independent’ it seems that if it were up to the under 40s Labour would easily get in.
So it is not only Brexit that is an Old Peoples’ Home but also Conservatism.
It is unsurprising that the under 40s are looking for radical change as they are the generations that have been dumped on from a great height. It is remarkable that the older generations seem happy with a government that has a crisis in the NHS, a crisis in Social care, a crisis in schools, a crisis in housing, a crisis in prisons, increasing child poverty, increasing homelessness, increasing crime, an overall decline in wages and a huge increase in the national debt (because the old will probably still harp on about the gold standard). They are calm about a world that bears little resemblance to that of their youth : a land of food banks but still with almost half a trillion of Quantitative Easing outstanding with the clearing banks.
An important measure of success for governments is how they deal with the most vulnerable so I find it hard to believe how anyone can believe this Support for a child conceived without your consent form is a necessary part of a civilised society. It is degrading and dehumanising. And that’s in addition to and after the rape.
That alone questions this government’s fitness to govern.
Perhaps the Old Peoples’ Home think Corbyn is just not prime ministerial. But he would find it extremely difficult to do worse.
The Old Peoples’ Home seem to worry that Britain will look a fool on the international stage and our place in the world will be sacrificed. That was done years ago. We now have those two lovely new aircraft carriers without any planes – a sure sign of a competent government, certain of its place in the world. And we have a defence minister who says on Radio 4’s Today Programme that the Prime Minister would be prepared to consider a pre-emptive nuclear strike! On balance I’d take a prospective Prime Minister who says on the same programme that he wouldn’t use a nuclear strike. At least we’d be spared the prospect of holding hands tightly with Donald Trump.
And if in the end we think that Corbyn is still not Prime Ministerial, we should recognise that the Prime Minister is supposed to be first among equals and if he were at least he would not be alone.