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Johnson’s scapegoating the young over Covid jabs is not a wise tactic | Larry Elliott

If the Conservatives want to win the hearts and minds of the under-25s they’d do better by incentivising vaccination

The Conservative party has a problem with young people. In the last general election fewer than one in six of the under-25s voted for Boris Johnson, and it is unlikely that the pandemic has improved matters.

While it’s the case that elderly people have been most at risk of contracting Covid-19 and dying from it, the economic cost has been highest for teenagers and those in their 20s. It is young people, whose jobs are disproportionately concentrated in the retailing and hospitality sectors, that have been most likely to be furloughed or had their roles made redundant.

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