Our time is coming
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The poll was conducted early last autumn among 1,277 teenagers for the centre-right Bow Group, which has just released the results.
The main political experience of 16 to 19-year-olds has been within the Blair years. Very few will have memories of political events before May 1997. But there is no sense of a generation of Blair’s children with values shaped by new Labour. Far from it.
But this disillusionment with Labour has not benefited the other main parties. Some 18 per cent say they would vote Labour, 16 per cent the Tories and 12 per cent the Liberal Democrats. But 28 per cent say they would back other parties, notably the Greens on 8 per cent and the British National Party on 6 per cent. A quarter say they would not vote at all.
44% cannot imagine voting Conservative, but will not vote Labour because of Iraq 89% do not believe Labour is honest and principled 46% would vote for one of the three main parties 28% would vote for one of the smaller parties 27% would not vote at all Source: Populus poll of 1,277 people aged 16 to 19 for the Bow Group.
Why is it that it is my generation that are the ones that are waking up and not the older population? The present adults know what they have went through under Labour but they continue to take it. I am not sure anything will change their minds as they have been utterly brainwashed.
Teenagers seem to have more of a grasp on reality than their parents who have sold their childrens futures out to the lowest bidder. These teenagers probably know their futures and it’s sad that their parents couldn’t give a shit about the future of their children. If they cared about their children they wouldn’t keep on voting for the criminal trio.