‘The old have comprehensively shafted the young’, says Vince Cable, 74

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable has blamed ‘the martyrdom of the old’ for last year’s referendum result, saying:

‘The martyrdom of the old comes cheap, since few have jobs to lose’.

‘The burden of austerity has been carried by the working population. Young people suffer the additional disadvantage of prohibitive housing costs, growing job insecurity and limited career progression’.

‘The old have comprehensively shafted the young’.

‘And the old have had the last word about Brexit, imposing a world view coloured by nostalgia for an imperial past on a younger generation much more comfortable with modern Europe’.

‘At the election, the young took their revenge, or thought they had. They got behind Jeremy Corbyn, seeing in him a pro-European champion, and punished Theresa May’s Tories for pursuing an extreme Brexit’.

100 word news by The Hooting Times.

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