Academics at the London School of Economics (LSE) made a new analysis of last year’s divisive referendum vote. It was an unexpected and disquieting result for young people.
This is based on the findings of 40 focus groups and a survey of more than 3,200 young people and adults. The young people are worried about the damage to Britain’s image as a multicultural country that is not racist.
“Young people want a voice in the Brexit process, and not one that is politely listened to and then dismissed,” said Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Better Brexit for Young People.
A previous analysis by the LSE advised that 64% of young people, aged 18-24, voted in the referendum of June 2016, materially bigger than expected. The analysis has also advised that around 70% of this age group voted to stay in the EU.
What I think
As a European student in the UK, I feel furious, disappointed and upset that this decision has been made by people who will not have to live with the consequences for as long as us.
I have been living in the UK for two years. I am 19 years old and I did not even finish my studies in my country because I came here to learn, but now I am afraid that maybe I will need to go back to my country and give up my dream to be a photographer.
Finally, I just would like to ask, why doesn’t the government hear young people’s voices? What do you think? Please comment below.
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