An advantage of living with teenagers is you get to talk to teenagers. By and large they get a bad press. Most I see are pretty decent people. I may be lucky.
One asked me recently what the chance of a second Brexit referendum was. I had to suggest it was well under half. I suggested a general election as more likely.
That, they opined, was a useless option. They could not vote Tory because the party was pro-Leave and hopelessly divided.
They could not vote Labour because it was pro-leave.
They liked the Greens but they were a wasted vote.
The Lib-Dems had helped sell the young out on education and were not to be forgiven.
And the SNP does not stand around here.
I should say UKIP did not appear in their analysis, which was interesting in itself.
So a question was posed: what were the young to do but despair of politicians and a political system that was failing them?
For once I had no direct answer. I could only say that in the outright mess we were all facing there must be some opportunity for them. I said their only hope was to look for it and start building afresh.
I hope this young person, and all they know, has the resilience to do just that. We will be dependent upon them doing so..