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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Time to register to vote?

With less than a month left to register to vote for the 2015 General Election, it’s time to decide who you’re going to vote for… that’s if you even plan to vote. Way back in December the BBC published an article saying that the student population could swing the vote for the General Election but more recently figures have been released that show that thousands of us haven’t even registered yet. Are we apathetic to the voting system or are we just lazy? Especially considering that we can no longer rely on Ma and Pa to register us. It’s understandable…

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