Most young people are interested in politics but are alienated by politicians | Daniel Wittenberg | Comment is free | theguardian.com
Young people are no strangers to scrutiny. We are used to our lives being examined, and our habits questioned by our parents, teachers, prospective employers and friends. We are familiar with the politicians and the press who will often criticise our behaviour.
Yet it does not appear to be a two-way street, as our own opinions are rarely listened to and seldom taken seriously by leading influences in the community. It feels as though Westminster and Fleet Street have given up on our generation, leaving the likes of Russell Brand to occupy the ideological vacuum.