• Old heads on young shoulders
The Economist A report published on June 26th by Opinionpanel, a research outfit that specialises in polling students, documents a big shift in political allegiances on campus since 2004. In those days the Liberal Democrats were the students’ favourite; support for the Tories hovered between a fifth and a quarter, and a third supported Labour. Now fewer than a quarter support Labour, and the Conservatives have soared to 45%. [....] As well as changing today’s political landscape, this shift will have consequences in future years—albeit ones that are hard to predict. If these hard-headed youngsters shift rightward as they age, the nursing homes of the future could be filled with wild-eyed disciples of Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman.