The DomPost has run an interesting article from the Times today. It concerns research published by two British academics which shows that parents of daughters are more likely to be left-wing. Naturally, as you will do, I ran through the families I know to see if the theory checked out. Having three brothers and no sisters my own parents should be right-wing. Wrong. (Although one did party vote ACT but the circumstances are slightly unusual and would probably be tossed out of any data set being analysed.)
The researchers analysed "one of the most comprehensive sets of data available to social scientists" and only decided to release their findings after they found "the same pattern in German households."
It really is the most thought-provoking read. For me it re-inforces my view which is, people vote with their hearts, not their heads. Now that wouldn't be a bad thing if their hearts were in the right place.
Maybe there is some hope for Aaron Gilmore after all
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