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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    This doesn't change. Most of their parents vote whichever way their parents voted too.
    That's less to do with being passive to their parents opinions and more to do with their upbringing though.
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    Ambitious1999 ThatDoesntTickle Reue TooFocused ThatDoesntTickle JordanL niv1234 @sophieebarber greghayes The Moo Inazuma

    It doesn't matter if the voting age is lowered or increased. The EU has spent loads of money on advertising as to why UK should remain in the EU. Also many teaching institutions across Europe and UK receive loads of funding from the EU. So the institutions would have tons of ugly banners and placards all around it. They also need to brainwash their students.
    https://fullfact.org/europe/how-much...sities-get-eu/
    http://blog.universitiesuk.ac.uk/201...her-education/
    http://www.universitiesforeurope.com...-education.pdf
    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-25961243
    http://www.theguardian.com/higher-ed...r-education-uk

    And if you look across the teaching institutions in the UK alone, most of the lecturers are from the EU. I have read several articles and watched videos where these EU lecturers are displeased about UK having this referendum. Because they know that if UK votes to leave EU, these lecturers will have to not only apply for work permits to teach in the UK but they must also complete with lecturers from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India etc. The current system/hiring practices discriminates people from these countries.

    I don't see the Leave side winning because when you factor in the EU funding across many British institutions, the large number of EU lecturers in UK unis, the large number of British High Commissioners around the world who have gotten into the act of convincing British expats that they must vote to Remain if not UK will crumble etc, the outcome seems plainly obvious.

    I hope to be proven wrong.
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    (Original post by Audrey18)
    Ambitious1999 ThatDoesntTickle Reue TooFocused ThatDoesntTickle JordanL niv1234 @sophieebarber greghayes The Moo Inazuma

    It doesn't matter if the voting age is lowered or increased. The EU has spent loads of money on advertising as to why UK should remain in the EU. Also many teaching institutions across Europe and UK receive loads of funding from the EU. So the institutions would have tons of ugly banners and placards all around it. They also need to brainwash their students.
    https://fullfact.org/europe/how-much...sities-get-eu/
    http://blog.universitiesuk.ac.uk/201...her-education/
    http://www.universitiesforeurope.com...-education.pdf
    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-25961243
    http://www.theguardian.com/higher-ed...r-education-uk

    And if you look across the teaching institutions in the UK alone, most of the lecturers are from the EU. I have read several articles and watched videos where these EU lecturers are displeased about UK having this referendum. Because they know that if UK votes to leave EU, these lecturers will have to not only apply for work permits to teach in the UK but they must also complete with lecturers from New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India etc. The current system/hiring practices discriminates people from these countries.

    I don't see the Leave side winning because when you factor in the EU funding across many British institutions, the large number of EU lecturers in UK unis, the large number of British High Commissioners around the world who have gotten into the act of convincing British expats that they must vote to Remain if not UK will crumble etc, the outcome seems plainly obvious.

    I hope to be proven wrong.
    Why have you tagged me in this? :s
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    (Original post by Audrey18)
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    It's common sense that people and groups seek to protect their own interests in elections and votes.
    It's nothing new at all.
    Not sure why you were expecting different.
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    I personally would have loved to be able to vote but I understand most people my age aren't informed, are plain ignorant or as others have said, they stick to what their parents tell them. Eh I would've liked the ability to vote especially in something as big as the referendum.
 
 
 
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