A ‘Young Conservatives’ campaign has finally gone viral. The thing is, people are sharing the photo for reasons that may not delight Theresa May’s ruling party:
There is something strange about this picture of “young” Conservatives but I can’t quite put my finger on it…. pic.twitter.com/xxacibzM7M
— Nick Lowles (@lowles_nick) March 9, 2019
The average age of the Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Conservative ‘youth wing’ seems to be about 48. Fittingly, that’s the same age as Conservative MP Nigel Huddelston, whom the party recently appointed as its new vice chairman for youth.
On social media, it’s safe to say the ridicule came quick and strong:
— Paul O'Keeffe (@Back2Bataan) March 9, 2019
I made this as a joke a few weeks ago, I didn’t expect them to re-enact it! pic.twitter.com/988XQ2RSFv
— Joe (@joebingo49) March 10, 2019
Lord Heseltine: “There isn’t that much time”
It does look like the Conservatives have an uphill struggle against time itself. Former Conservative deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine has laid out the scale of their problem:
One thing which is just worth having in mind, and you can’t do anything about it, 2 per cent of the older part of the electorate die every year – they are 70 per cent Conservative. Another 2 per cent come in at the young end of the electorate – they are about 70 per cent Labour. That’s about 2 per cent change each year. There isn’t that much time.
It’s frankly not surprising that the Conservative electoral base is rapidly depleting. The current government has no answers to any of the fundamental issues of our time: climate change, automation or elderly care. The group of so-called ‘young Conservatives’ is a hilarious illustration of this deep-running problem.
Featured image via YouTube – BBC News
We know everyone is suffering under the Tories - but the Canary is a vital weapon in our fight back, and we need your support
The Canary Workers’ Co-op knows life is hard. The Tories are waging a class war against us we’re all having to fight. But like trade unions and community organising, truly independent working-class media is a vital weapon in our armoury.
The Canary doesn’t have the budget of the corporate media. In fact, our income is over 1,000 times less than the Guardian’s. What we do have is a radical agenda that disrupts power and amplifies marginalised communities. But we can only do this with our readers’ support.
So please, help us continue to spread messages of resistance and hope. Even the smallest donation would mean the world to us.