The young want overwhelmingly to remain

I’d suggest this short extract on what the young think of Brexit – as well as why the whole thing is so inordinantly stupid – is worth a couple of minutes watch:

Would that the BBC in general would give this lovely and oh so coherent chap much more air time… He, it was, a while ago, who told John Redwood on air that Redwood had wanted to get out of the EU since before he, Femi, was born, but still had no idea how to do it – whereupon Redwood said he’d not agreed to be set up in a broadcast against someone like that and refused to continue the interview.

Femi’s efforts are now all the more essential when, not only is BMW mini plant due to close for a month post Brexit,  the ‘Guardian’ is suggesting both UK and US right wing think tanks are campaigning for agreement on “a free trade agreement that would loosen government controls on capital and data flows and be “more liberalising than any other free trade agreement in the world.

That makes, even the EU, look like a welcome, safe haven….


  1. Sean Danaher -

    Femi is a real star. I am worried for the UK. I am reminded of George Orwell’s description of England as a Victorian family: “It has rich relations who have to be kow-towed to and poor relations who are horribly sat upon, and there is a deep conspiracy of silence about the source of the family income. It is a family in which the young are generally thwarted and most of the power is in the hands of irresponsible uncles and bedridden aunts.”

  2. Adrian Kent. -

    Are the young more or less likely to have internalised the strictures of neoliberalism I wonder. Femi certainly has.

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