Generation X

An important dimension underpinning generation change is political language. Jon Johansson analyses both main party leader's opening addresses and finds scant evidence of any new paradigm emerging.

One of several concepts that underpin the idea of generational change is the degree to which political language matches changes in the thinking of the rising political generation.

Jon's column introduces the concept of a generational shift and asks whether this election will see a 24-year cycle of politics finally come to an end.