Winter of what?

Lots of shouting about trade union influence in the Labour party today.

In thinking about how people respond to stories of union-led chaos, it’s worth remembering that the Winter of Discontent is outside the political memory of most people of voting age (though, due to differential voter turnout, not quite outside the memory of the majority of voters).

In 2015, when the next election is due, potential voters who were sixteen or over during the winter of discontent will be outnumbered 62:38 by those who were younger or weren’t born.