Britain’s Conservative Party used Brexit to cut a swathe through Labour’s electoral heartlands. But don’t be fooled by their last-minute populist makeover: the Tories are the same as ever — they’re not the party of the working class.
Phil Burton-Cartledge is a sociology lecturer at the University of Derby in the UK and blogs at http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.co.uk. He tweets at @philbc3.
They may win next week’s general election, but in Great Britain the Tories are struggling to win over anyone under the age of 45. And younger generations don’t seem to be going Conservative as they get older. The Conservative Party has a serious problem.