Here's how young people are reacting to Brexit
Young people have been reacting to Brexit. For context, more than 70% of people under 25 voted to remain in Europe...
More than 70% of young people voted to remain. What about their voices? A staggering mandate from those living longest with this decision— Emma Barnett (@Emmabarnett) June 24, 2016
Needless to say, young voters have been more than a little outraged.
And that's just the people who got to vote. Feel bad for this 17 year old.
And this one...
And this one...
And this lady who's (rightfully) worried about the cost of Freddo's
A lot of young people have been blaming older folk for the decision...
Why did we give the vote to a load of pensioners? Nearly 75% of under 25's voted to remain #whathavewedone— Stretch (@Stretch1892) June 24, 2016
And some worded that a little stronger...
I know it's not very "politically correct" to say it out loud but in the wasteland of ruined Britain I am going to hunt and eat old people— Steve Hogarty (@misterbrilliant) June 24, 2016
The Independent were stronger still, with their own death graph
Whilst others will just refuse to get up for old folk now
so most old people voted to leave???? jokes on them when their back aches from now on cos there's no way im giving up my seat on the bus now— z (@zxxchh) June 24, 2016
Others are a little more positive about the whole thing...
Feels so good to live in a country with a scared, racist, ignorant majority 🙂🙂 #WhatHaveWeDone— Emily (@EmsImagination_) June 24, 2016
Others saw the funny side...
Old people setting our house on fire then dying so we have to put it out. Classic prank. https://t.co/lw3jfJZxIq— Adam Blampied (@AdamTheBlampied) June 24, 2016
I just want to shout out all the old people who voted to ruin my future and the futures of generations to come #EURefResults— B (@TweetsByBilal) June 24, 2016
And some tried to get a do-over.
And looking at the bright side of things. We could end up getting our very own Thatcher.
Or treating it like a bad episode of an excellent TV show...
this episode of black mirror is terrible— Anthony V. (@fascinated) June 24, 2016
Students and lecturers are worried about their EU student friends.
If UK universities are pressured to exclude EU students, we should strike in a way that makes this year's look like a walk in the park.— Emma Kennedy (@Nufanglenesse) June 24, 2016
*pats my medical student friends that doing research in EU funded studies*— old hot radio (@retnolaras) June 24, 2016
And others realised that EU funding might no-longer be an option.
I guess I'll go and help a student write an application for EU funding to cheer myself up...Oh wait...— Natalie Cooper (@nhcooper123) June 24, 2016
Unfortunately the experts don't know what will happen either, as Alan Greene, Lecturer in public law & human rights at Durham Law School said:
Lots of emails already this morning about EU student status, fees, Erasmus etc. Our answer? We don't know. This is going to be fun. #Brexit— Alan Greene (@DrAlanGreene) June 24, 2016
But most of all, young and old folk alike are asking "WHAT HAVE WE DONE??!!"
This is like watching a car crash from the inside. And the car's racist. #WhatHaveWeDone— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 24, 2016
It will be fine: we're the 5th biggest economy. Update: 6th biggest. Sorry 7th, 8th, 9th... #WhatHaveWeDone— Cei Whitehouse (@CeiWhitehouse) June 24, 2016
You know what makes me mad? Those who it will affect most were sat in classrooms whilethe rest of the country got their vote #WhatHaveWeDone— Tamara Isted (@TamaraIsted1) June 24, 2016
I think everyone's reactions on twitter prove that the generation who this EU effects the most, did not want to leave. #WhatHaveWeDone— helena (@HelenaWason) June 24, 2016
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