Following the Labour Party leadership election, won by Ed Milliband, I have suddenly woken up to the fact that our country is now governed and led by a generation of 40 somethings. It is quite a thought, especially when we grew up used to the idea of politicians and leaders being into their senior years. Vince Cable, (Business Secretary) who is my age, seems very old in comparison with most of the rest of them.
I cannot decide whether all of this is a good thing or a bad thing, I only know that it makes me uncomfortable to see older and wiser heads shunted to the sidelines. It recently became clear that I no longer embrace change with the enthusiasm I once did, so perhaps it means that I am almost past it. (Please note the “almost”) Come to think of it, Barack Obama, President of the US is not yet 50. This younger generation business is happening everywhere.