March 28, 2024 - 5:30pm

→ Is Britain’s political duopoly about to break?

Are we seeing the collapse of Britain’s political duopoly? A recent poll shows that Labour and the Tories have hit their lowest combined vote share since this parliament came to power. The two parties have fallen by 20 percentage points over the last four years, down to just 61% of the vote share.

Largely driven by a collapse in support for the Conservatives, other parties have also been surging. Polling for Reform now puts the party at 16%, a mere 5 points behind the Tories, while the Lib Dems and Green mopped up most of the rest of the vote at 10% and 8% respectively. Sunak will be hoping that Farage’s flirtation with a return to frontline politics doesn’t come to fruition… 

→ Coleman Hughes schools The View on antiracism

Envy the man who can be as unflappable as Coleman Hughes. During an appearance of The View, the cultural commentator was taken to task by several other panellists over his new book, The End of Race Politics. Accused of being a “co-opted” conservative, Hughes deftly addressed the criticisms of his book while sidestepping the ad hominem attacks that came his way.

What was Hughes’s crime? Apparently arguing that America should strive for a colourblind society. “I view this notion of a colourblind society similar to the idea of a peaceful society, which is to say it’s an ideal, it’s a north star,” he said. “The point is not that we’ll never get there or never touch it but we have to know when we’re going forward and when we’re going backwards. We’re going backwards [at the moment].” Outrageous. That will never catch on. 

→ Very Online Zoomers are turning sexist

Does being online make you sexist? Not quite, but new data shows that spending more time online affects Generation Z’s views on gender.

According to a new Morning Consult poll, Gen Z adults are 15 percentage points more likely than all US adults to say that their social media use has negatively impacted their outlook toward men (30%), and 10 percentage points more likely to say the same about women (22%). That is significantly higher than every other generation, raising questions about exactly what content our Zoomers are viewing. Hopefully no Andrew Tate videos…