Young people ‘worried about Brexit’

Family|July 13th 2017

Young people in their teens and early 20s are worried about their futures in a Brexit Britain according to new research.

The British Youth Council is charity working to promote the interests and views of people under the age of 25. They recently surveyed a sample of 1,000 11 to 25 year-olds on their views regarding various social issues, including the Brexit referendum in June last year.

Asked whether they thought the world was getting better or worse, half said they thought it was getting worse and only one third believed it was improving. A significant majority of the respondents – 72 per cent of higher education students and 62 per cent overall – said they felt like citizens of Europe.

Others said they were worried that Brexit had become “a platform for hate, racism and discrimination”.

The British Youth Council has presented the results of their survey to the government, repeating an earlier call for the involvement of young people in its handling of Article 50 negotiations. This was particularly important they claimed because 16 and 17 year-olds were unable to vote in the Referendum despite the significant effects of the result on their futures.

British Youth Council Chair Anna Baker said:

“It is quite clear that young people continue to feel worried and uncertain about the future of our country following the EU referendum results. The government must ensure young people are centre stage of the Brexit negotiations going forward – so young people feel they have a real stake in their future.”

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Photo of the European Union flag by Matt May via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence

Author: Stowe Family Law


  1. JamesB says:

    This is a misrepresentation of the findings. The relevance to the subject of This website is also dubious.

    If society’s young people are unhappy then don’t blame Brexit, blame the establishment and feminism and bad family law.

    For example they are not having as much sex as previous generations, despite Stds being less prevalent and less risky, you have tried and failed to blame that on Brexit. Courts drive men and women apart then blame Brexit. It doesn’t cut it.

    For instance Belgium taking hands and feet from children of who they call inefficient rubber workers in 20th century Congo. Don’t believe me, look it up. I would rather not have political union with those EU racist scum types.

  2. JamesB says:

    Your dodgy strawman argument, diverting readers from the real issue of societal decline caused by bad family law, well, it’s political correctness gone mad.

  3. Paul says:

    Of course they are. Stepping out into the unknown is scary. But historically it is a big part of British history.
    Was Captain James Cook worried as he set sail into uncharted waters ?
    Does that mean we should not face the challenge ?
    Ignoring the democratic choice of 17.5 million people is not an option. So our kids are going to have to adjust real quick. But they are made of good stuff. I beleive in them.
    Nothing ventured nothing gained.
    Those who risk nothing gain nothing !!
    Don’t be worried by brexit. Be excited by it !!
    My only worry is that we don’t have the leadership to make the most of this immense oppertunity.

    • Cameron Paterson says:

      Morning Paul

      Yes, 17.4 million voted to leave but 16.1 million voted to remain. The result doesn’t look quite so overwhelming and black and white when you add up the numbers that way. It’s no wonder, really, that this issue has been so divisive

  4. Paul says:

    Sssh don’t tell the kids James Cook was eaten by canibals lol. It kind of ruines my last statement.

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