Well as we all know the majority of the country (51.9%) voted to leave, and of those 18-24 year olds 17% voted to leave meaning that the other 73% voted to remain. Now I know it has been a good week for things to settle down but it’s as if the age group that the EU referendum will affect the most have been silenced and as usual have not been given a platform to share their views as. Why I say this is because the main broadcast channels like the BBC have been concentrating on the middle aged rather than the youth about their opinions.
Time and time again we are being silenced by the society saying that “they know nothing”. This is ageism at its finest!
Now that this is out of the way let us talk about the effects the EU referendum has left us as a nation with the sterling pound being at its lowest exchange rate for decades. David Cameron stepping down as Prime Minister in October causing a huge stir in the Conservative Party on who should lead and more over we have the Labour Party doubting their leader Jeremy Corbyn which is just great!! (Please note the sarcasm there).
Then we have Scotland seeking for a second referendum to leave the United Kingdom. I guess this is what we as a country no matter age or creed have to deal with. Just get on with the effects that the EU referendum has caused us and live our lives! But how?? How do we do all of this when there is a possible recession that could occur? Which could lead to more debt causing inflation levels to rise!?
What is even more concerning for me is some people form the general public have sort to target those who come from EU countries and immigrants from outside EU saying that they should go back to their homeland!!! “give them back their jobs”.
I am not the only one who has been talking about these issues but others like myself who are aged 13- years, have been talking about the aftermath of the EU referendum, such as xenophobic acts which the news has failed to cover… I am not being listened! Again and again I am being silenced and instead the uproar of political leadership remains LOUD.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that what is going on with the main political parties which could govern our country in the Autumn is not important but I am saying that at this point in time we as a nation should realise there is more to what meets to the eye with EU referendum results.