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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 28 May 21 1.20am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Interesting study looking at voting patterns based on income and attainment levels in 21 major democracies since the 1950s. Whereas previously both the wealthy and the better educated voted for right leaning parties there has been an ever increasing divergence for the more educated voters to vote for left leaning parties since the 60s. The study shows now that it’s common for right wing parties to attract the wealthy still, but now the poorly educated, which may help explain the rise in right wing populism.

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So I guess the big question for the right leaning voters on here is: which one are you - rich or thick?

Rich but rich and happy. It beats the crap out of poor and miserable.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 28 May 21 5.00am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

I will repeat, I don't read any "right winger"
On here who has totally rejected all "left wing" Policies. Heck even boris gets it from them.
I do though see that a lot of lefties would not accept any right policy. At all ever.
Just because it isn't a lefty policy.
Do you not think that's strange and why is that.

 

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View dannyboy1978's Profile dannyboy1978 Flag 28 May 21 6.39am Send a Private Message to dannyboy1978 Add dannyboy1978 as a friend

What are you Dan H ,poor or intelligent?

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 28 May 21 7.50am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Who should I vote for then? Being poor and thick

 


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View cardiff eagle's Profile cardiff eagle Flag 28 May 21 7.54am Send a Private Message to cardiff eagle Add cardiff eagle as a friend

Interesting stats. One thought I had was that younger people typically vote more left wing and in last two decades there’s been a huge increase in number of young people going to university and getting degrees so by default you’re going to see “more educated” people voting left compared to 1970 when degrees were less common.

 

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View DanH's Profile DanH Flag SW2 28 May 21 8.03am Send a Private Message to DanH Add DanH as a friend

Originally posted by dannyboy1978

What are you Dan H ,poor or intelligent?

Both

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 28 May 21 8.14am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Both

If an economics graduate is skint what hope is there for the rest of us?

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 28 May 21 8.19am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by DanH

Interesting study looking at voting patterns based on income and attainment levels in 21 major democracies since the 1950s. Whereas previously both the wealthy and the better educated voted for right leaning parties there has been an ever increasing divergence for the more educated voters to vote for left leaning parties since the 60s. The study shows now that it’s common for right wing parties to attract the wealthy still, but now the poorly educated, which may help explain the rise in right wing populism.

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So I guess the big question for the right leaning voters on here is: which one are you - rich or thick?

theres a saying ''if you dont vote labour when you're young, you have no heart, but if you still vote labour when youre old, you have no brain''
power to the people ! wolfy

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 28 May 21 8.21am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I can't say I am surprised lots more going to university, lots of well meaning naive middle class desperate not to offend anyone.

They are not bad people and perhaps as they get older some may realise that not everybody in the world is as "nice" as they are and that some people are all about taking the piss.

There was an interesting article about California the other day the most liberal state in the USA. Lots of people emigrating as they feel the place is going to hell in a handcart.

However when all is said and done my baseline for politics in this country we do not vote for extremists left or right.

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 28 May 21 8.34am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Who should I vote for then? Being poor and thick

Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. They’ll change your life.

In reality it was more Marg Thatcher. Buy your council house and in time sell it for multiple times more than it’s worth and move into a nice place and area. Try and ignore that decades after gentrification the once council owned place is now in a nice area and worth relatively even more, but surrounded by people who don’t really want you there.

Edited by Rudi Hedman (28 May 2021 9.02am)

 


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View DanH's Profile DanH Flag SW2 28 May 21 8.44am Send a Private Message to DanH Add DanH as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

If an economics graduate is skint what hope is there for the rest of us?

Haha, I do alright for myself certainly but nowhere near ‘wealthy’ (would be interesting to know what were the definitions on this study)

In all seriousness, there’s a whole bigger conversation to be had around income levels and ability to purchase property that ties in with this. You have a lot of people that are university graduates and in decent careers with well paying jobs when compared to median/mode incomes in this country but still struggle to get on the housing ladder due to cost of rent/living being so high, especially in London. Over the period of this study the gap between average earnings and average house price has only continued to grow and grow.

 


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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 28 May 21 8.53am Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I can't say I am surprised lots more going to university, lots of well meaning naive middle class desperate not to offend anyone.

They are not bad people and perhaps as they get older some may realise that not everybody in the world is as "nice" as they are and that some people are all about taking the piss.

There was an interesting article about California the other day the most liberal state in the USA. Lots of people emigrating as they feel the place is going to hell in a handcart.

However when all is said and done my baseline for politics in this country we do not vote for extremists left or right.

The reason that there's a lot more people going to university now is down to Blair's 'education education education' policy/con.

He made it so easy for kids to go on to uni and took away the reward of getting there on merit. And he did this for one reason only, and that was so that they didn't go onto the jobless figures when they came out of school, which made him look like he had tackled unemployment. The result though was that degrees were ten-a-penny, and became worthless.

Media studies anyone ?

I don't blame the kids for taking the opportunity of going on to further education though. I would probably have done the same if it was available to everyone when I left school. I mean, who wouldn't want three years away from their parents at that age, and be out on the lash with your mates all the time ?

The other legacy of all these kids going to uni though is tuition fees. The government can't afford to fund them all.

 

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