Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Cynical Attack On the Under 25s
In attacking benefit payments for under 25 year olds, Cameron is not only playing on prejudices which he feels are widespread, especially amongst Daily Mail readers; he is also aware that there is a serious under-registration for the vote by the under 25 age group. So they can't snap back.
But even in terms of electoral advantage, he could be making a blunder. Under 25 year olds have parents and grandparents who may be deeply offended by Cameron's proposals. And he might simulate many under 25 year olds into registering to vote.
What we need is action on Ed Miliband's pledge that Labour will pursue the biggest electoral registration drive in a generation.