Michael Bull is training to become a lawyer. He is the Young Professionals Officer for London Conservative Future, running London CF Young Professionals, and is Deputy Chairman of Islington Conservative Federation.
The next few weeks will see perhaps the biggest strain on the Coalition, caused of course by the AV referendum. Whether the British public vote Yes or No (and I sincerely hope they vote No!), the weeks after May 5th are bound to be full of headlines of backbench Lib Dems and/or Tories calling for heads to roll, and of potential or real ministerial resignations.
Amidst all of this then, we (and the Lib Dems) might do well to remember the primary purpose of the Coalition (that is, balancing the nation's books) and, as a member of Conservative Future, the importance of this purpose for younger generations. Very few have failed to notice that this recession has, as per usual in economically difficult times, hit those entering the job market the hardest.
In London it has been key therefore that Boris Johnson has continued to support initiatives such as The Mayor's Fund for London and Young London Working. The recent debate at the very top of British politics over social mobility also highlights the need for disadvantaged youths to get skilled up and be given the best opportunities to find meaningful careers. Part of the solution to the problem, if not most, lies in achieving greater levels of economic growth. Student riots over tuition fees serve as an ominous warning of the repercussions of failure in this area.