Youth Quake report launch: real change is constrained by party politics

We recently launched a report on young people and the 2017 General Election, and representatives from the major parties attended our panel event at the Houses of Parliament. Beth Jenkinson, IF researcher, describes the resulting discussion and explores its implications for intergenerational fairness

Votes at 16 bill torpedoed (again)

In the House of Commons, a private member’ s bill to reduce the voting age to 16 was squeezed out by a time limit on Friday 3 November – “sabotaged” by the Conservatives, according to Opposition MPs. It now has little chance of becoming law. IF supporter Melissa Jane Knight sees this as both deeply… Read more »

Young nationalism in Catalonia

Beth Jenkinson, IF researcher, looks into why younger people are more pro-independence than older people in Catalonia, and discusses how this fits in with theories about how young people are interacting with politics around the world

Generation Brexit: What do young people want?

IF’s latest report gives a breakdown of the Millennial vote at the EU Referendum, and identifies four distinct “tribes”. Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder, explains why these voters form an important bloc that must not be ignored

The unlikely young fad: living with your parents

Beth Jenkinson, IF researcher, discusses the findings of a recent Canadian report on “co-residence” between the generations and the implications this might have for the UK, where young adults are increasingly living with their parents during their working lives

Is the UK falling out of love with capitalism?

The results of a recent survey suggest that a large share of the UK electorate would be in favour of greater nationalisation and are opposed to free markets. David Kingman explains