Even though the Brexit vote were decided in a democratic way, by 52% to 48%, where the majority of the people voted to leave the European Union, is the result a legitimate picture of the whole British society’s attitude towards Brexit?
This paper seeks to investigate if the young people are being forgotten in the Brexit-debate taking into consideration, that it especially is the young people, who will face the negative consequences of a withdrawal of the European Union.
The argument for why young people should be more influenced and have a higher influence on the Brexit-vote is an outcome of a generation, that has only livened during the acceleration of the globalization.
They have been raised knowing, that they can study and work all over Europe . Some even talks about the young people identifying themselves as European citizens or as both British and European .
This will undoubtedly also be used as an argument against themselves, because their short life-experience, doesn’t include remembering a time without EU, where the conditions in the United Kingdom was better in comparison to other countries, which may have something to do, with UK being a former imperial nation .
The older man and the generation 60+’s attitude toward Brexit appear contradictory to Kay and the generation under 24.