Britain’s Generation Gap

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Series Details 09.10.17
Publication Date 09/10/2017
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The United Kingdom is preparing to leave the EU at precisely the point in history when the appeal of anti-European nationalism is in terminal decline.

The Conservative Party is the biggest in the UK parliament, but probably only the fourth largest in terms of local membership. As the Conservative Party shrinks, the average age of its remaining members rises. A recent YouGov survey for the Times found that 59 percent of the Conservative’s members are over 60, and only 18 percent are under 40.

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ESO: Background information: Young People & Brexit. How are young people responding to Brexit, and how does it affect their political engagement? (Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods, 2017)
ESO: Background information: Why young people are right to fear Brexit
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union

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