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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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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Brexit – The Voice Of Those Who Couldn’t Vote

“We shall overcome, deep in my heart, I do believe we shall overcome and with this faith we will go out and adjourn the councils of despair, and bring new light into the dark chambers of pessimism. And we will be able to rise from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope.”Just over half of the UK voted to leave the European Union, leaving 64% of young people with a future they didn’t ask for because older generations wanted to get out of the EU. Many young people are questioning why people over the age of 60 are…

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