What the Brexit white paper means for EU-UK youth

The release of the Brexit white paper finally answered some questions that the public – and UK parliament – have been asking. Yet its proposed ‘special relationship’ with the EU come March 2019 has been met with severe opposition up and down the country. The paper significantly fails to map out the future of immigration in the UK – but this is to be revised and remade in a second paper this coming Autumn. Students and young people appear to be favoured above all in the document. The absence of solutions to immigration has been filled instead with propositions to…

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Future Of Erasmus Programme Is Uncertain in Wake of Brexit

Talks of Brexit often boil down to two topics: immigration and trade. Since the landmark referendum in June, there has been much speculation around the issue of free movement throughout Europe and how this will impact the big businesses that trade from our shores. For many young people, however, this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the real impact Brexit will have on their futures.For the past 30 years, the Erasmus programme has helped over 2 million students discover life in another country while studying. It’s a rite of passage for many, a lifestyle for others, and a…

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The EU Referendum and The Devaluing of the Youth Vote

I consider myself lucky. Thanks to internet access, I’m part of several communities, online and off, which nurture and encourage me to be an informed, thoughtful and participating citizen. I try to understand the complexities of big issues and perceive ideologies which lay outside my bubble of ethics in as unbiased a manner as possible. This is why I voted in the EU Referendum. I am one of the 73% of voters aged 18-24 who voted to remain in the European Union; an overwhelming majority.We all have our own reasons for voting, with many students specifically benefiting from the EU….

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