In May, we welcomed a number of young people (between the ages of 15 and 30) from Bristol and the South West to the Arnolfini arts centre in Bristol.
This is a blog I have wanted to write for a long time. There’s no better time than now Article 50 has been triggered. The uncertainty and the anxiousness I’ve been feeling since 24th June 2016 has now turned into pure fear. I’m scared!
Babe, This is it. I didn’t think I’d ever use this clichéd line seriously in real life but: it’s not you, it’s me.
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.