…that doesn’t mean the movements they started are out. The question on both sides of the Atlantic, however, is the same. Will these younger enthusiasts for ideas that are far to the left of what has generally proved electable keep the faith as they grow older? Could it be that as voters whose formative experience was of the global fi nancial crisis, in two countries wedded at the time to free-market capitalism, they are committed to fi nding another way? And will the spark ignited in this new generation by politicians of an older stamp in their seventies stay alight, or will the young voters who became engaged in politics for the first time follow the time-honoured path to the centre and the right?