Cat Smith – 2020 Comments on the Generational Divide

Below is the text of the comments made by Cat Smith, the Shadow Minister for Young People, on 3 July 2020.

This generational divide is only going to worsen with the Government’s continued radio silence on what it will do for young people.

The high proportion of young people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic households unable to access outdoor space highlights wider inequalities laid bare by the Covid-19 crisis.

This report shows how important it is for a proper government plan that puts young people at the heart of post-pandemic recovery plans.