Dead in ten years: Selfies, desktop PCs and the Labour Party

Parting shot? Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party will be dead by 2025, according to a poll
Parting shot? Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party will be dead by 2025, according to a poll
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Selfies, desktop computers and the Labour party are among the touchstones of 21st century life we most expect to disappear in the next decade, according to a new poll.

Cheque books, fishmongers and greengrocers also made the “to go” list, along with TV shows like The X-Factor and Big Brother.

Beards are for the chop by 2025, too, as well as sugary drinks and DVD players, says the research by online estate agent easyProperty.

Some 11 percent of people polled in Leeds, York and across Yorkshire and the UK think the Labour party with new leader Jeremy Corbyn is doomed. But home ownership (65 per cent), the monarchy (53 percent) and the BBC (49 percent) are here to stay.

Trends expert and “consumer futurist” William Higham said: “Britain today is being rocked by change. Technologies are driving a revolution in the way we live, shop, eat and work that could be as big as that created by the printing press in the 16th Century or the steam engine in the 19th Century.

“This poll shows the impact it’s having: accelerating some industries and side-lining others, changing consumer attitudes and behaviours, making us into smart consumers”

The survey said fast food (48 percent), coffee shops (47 percent), marriage (40 percent) and denim (36% percent) would survive for the foreseeable future along with pubs (35 percent), tattoos (35 percent) and late running trains (34 percent).

OUR SURVEY SAID... DEAD BY 2025

1. Cheque books 69%

2. X-Factor 43%

3. Landline phones 41%

4. Big Brother 39%

5. Wired internet connections 34%

6. The fishmonger 34%

7. The greengrocer 31%

8. The butcher 30%

9. Wired headphones 29%

10. Hipster beards 28%

11. Sugar-packed drinks 26%

12. High street estate agencies 26%

13. Computer mouse 23%

14. Desktop computers 22%

15. Selfies 21%

16. DVD players 18%

17. Skinny jeans 17%

18. Post Offices 14%

19. EastEnders 13%

20. Cigarettes 12%

21. Pen and paper 12%

22. Labour party 11%

23. Cash 9%

24. The church 8%

25. FIFA 7%

WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME

1. Home ownership 65%

2. The human race 56%

3. The monarchy 53%

4. The BBC 49%

5. Fast food 48%

6. Coffee shops 47%

7. CCTV 45%

8. Trainers 42%

9. Marriage 40%

10. Denim 36%

11. Champagne 36%

12. Pubs 35%

13. Tattoos 35%

14. Classical music 35%

15. Late running trains 34%

16. The class divide 34%

17. ITV 34%

18. Prime-time television 31%

19. Facebook 30%

20. The Premier League 30%

21. Cinemas 28%

22. Off-licenses 26%

23. Tuition Fees 25%

24. Coronation Street 25%

25. The minimum wage 23%

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