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If the Tories want to win back the young, they must rethink their Brexit strategy

Bolder policies, and a defense of liberal values, must be accompanied by serious thought on how to handle Brexit if the Tory party want to convince young people

By Nicholas Earl  

Young conservatives at party conference—but can the Tories win back other young people? Photo: PA

“Under 30s love Corbyn, but they don’t care enough to get off their lazy arses to vote for him.” 

Those were the words of a long-serving Tory MP two days before the 2017 UK General Election.

Perhaps, after the election result, he is glad to have been quoted anonymously. In vivid contrast to the sluggish showing of previous general elections in 2010 (43%) and 2015 (44%), turnout from the 18-24 demographic…

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