The decision to leave the EU represents the biggest political change to the UK in a generation.
With 61% of voters aged 65 plus voting in favour of Britain’s departure from the European Union, and 73% of those aged 18-24 voting to Remain, the stark generational divide emerging from British politics has never been so obvious.
The overwhelming majority of the young British electorate voted to stay in the EU on the 23rd of June 2016. 73% of 18-to-24-year-olds crossed Remain at the ballot box, constituting a proportion far superior to that of their fellow older voters.
Friday 24th June 2016, the day we as a country decided to leave the European Union. I don’t know about you but I woke that morning feeling like Mr Krabs.
Truth is; if someone would have asked me if I considered myself European a couple of years ago, I wouldn’t know how to respond.
The time has almost arrived. For months the Government has earmarked 15 March as the day the UK will formally trigger Article 50, setting in motion an avalanche of negotiations over the new few years.
The House of Lords is one of the country’s important check and balance schemes. But they have challenged the government with the first defeat on the Bill that should pave the way for Article 50 to be triggered – the key road to adhering to the result of the referendum held in June last year.
The design of the Stronger In and Vote Leave campaigns spoke volumes, and their uncanny graphic similarity is a roadmap for what to avoid moving forwards.
It’s official. I have heard the word ‘Brexit’ so many times over the past few months, it has lost all meaning.
The decision to leave the European Union, regardless of whether you view it as positive or negative, will undoubtedly have significant effects we as young people will have to live with for decades to come.