For anyone with a mobile phone, it’s not rocket science to see why the Conservative Party is a decade behind in engaging people of my age.
With young people spending ever-more time online, the owners of these platforms must take responsibility for making them safe.
Not surprisingly, the country remains sharply divided as to the merits of its leader – a division that can hardly be missed in this new polling.
“The language should be that of giving people their chance to succeed and of being on their side – a “people politics” that many practice locally but which must be scaled up.”
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
People are not yet at the point where they believe the party in government needs kicking out; they are still willing to give us a hearing.
Young people won’t flock to the party just because we have better graphics, they will come when we offer solutions based on our beliefs.
Politics often expects a quick answer. But the quick answer often isn’t the best. From education to Brexit, complex questions deserve proper thought.
Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
The Conservative Party must do better in terms of policy and communications. Let’s start at the National Convention elections.
Bland, uniform national messaging failed just as hard online as it did on the ground. The Party is playing catch-up, and must get it right.
If the Conservatives spoke a progressive alliance, and meant it, they might be able to make some progress – and break down virulent anti-Toryism.
We relied on our candidate’s Twitter postings, and believed that nothing was more effective than talking to people on the doorsteps. This may no longer be true.
My generation are a generation who don’t watch TV and don’t read newspapers – but do watch YouTube and get their news from Facebook.