YOu make FF sound like Jimmy Savile!FF are successful at recruiting in colleges because they concentrate on the social aspect of political life: mingling, networking, building friendships. A lonely 18 year on a campus far from home has a choice between debating the Russian revolution, the Spanish civil war or the wisdom or otherwise of the Popular Front in the 1930s with a ULA linked party, or the hyper-liberalism of the Labour party OR they can join a political group where the focus is on drinking, socialising and there are lots and lots of attrative members of the opposite or same sex running around (i.e. the FF society). Its a no-brainer. My understanding is that in one college the FF society would bring nearly all of the new freshers off to Brussels for a weekend either free of charge or heavily subsidised. The social connection is what suckers students into FF. I wouldn't read to much into it. FF will groom those who look like they might be politically worthwhile and discard those they have no use for. The unspoken caste system within FF only really kicks in when members reach adulthood. Most people do things at college that they're subsequently embarrased about; joining FF is one of those things.