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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    How whiny. They'll never vote again because the majority disagreed with them?
    And yet they expect to be taken seriously with this incredibly immature attitude. They're an embarrassment with no real life experience yet they feel compelled to talk down to everyone else because the *******s did a gap year in Kenya and now they're spiritually in touch with the world. Complete delusional fantasists.

    (Original post by JordanL_)
    Who has nothing in this country? The poorest people in this country still has free healthcare and some of the best employment rights in the world. The fact that there are people in this country that think they have nothing to lose shows how disgustingly often we take things for granted.
    If the EU is such the holy grail you're making it out to be, why are numerous countries, even some post-communism, refusing to accept the Euro? Why are they becoming increasingly frustrated with the Eurozone? The problem with the deluded youth in Britain is they cry for socialism/communism but have never actually had to live through it. If anything the voting age should be increased. The fact people who have never worked a day in their lives are able to vote is beyond sickening.

    The majority of todays youth voted to remain because they have this utopian fantasy outlook of what the EU actually is and if they got their way we'd be sleepwalking into something very dangerous indeed. The older generation have experienced life before the EU and after it, and it is a statistical fact that the EU has led to increased inequality (GINI coefficient) and more segregation.

    Do you think the older generation today see hope in the EU for their children when they see:

    Mass unemployment in Greece, Italy and Spain?
    Austerity imposed upon countries?
    A lack of real integration?

    Of course not, but you living in a clueless deluded middle class bubble wouldn't understand. It was mostly the younger generation, who thought they knew better, that got behind the Nazis and even today in Russia, there is a lot of pro-Russian sentiment and feeling from the younger demographic. The younger demographic is not as wise or intellectual as it likes to think. There is a difference between thinking you know and actually knowing, and in time you'll come to realise it.

    The sheer arrogance of my generation during this referendum has made me feel quite sick, especially when a large proportion of the younger voters couldn't be bothered to get off their privileged asses and vote for something. It was hardly a big ask but no they'd rather stay at home and play the PS4/Xbox, smoke weed, get their leg over and not give a **** about anyone other than themselves.

    I am incredibly happy that the older generation who used to live in a more close knit society voted for us to leave. When the lazy youth in Britain are made to the menial jobs that matter maybe some common decency, respect and a drop in entitlement will return to the UK and people like me wont feel compelled to leave the **** hole and move elsewhere.
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    This younger generation sounds pessimistic.
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    (Original post by welshiee)
    And yet they expect to be taken seriously with this incredibly immature attitude. They're an embarrassment with no real life experience yet they feel compelled to talk down to everyone else because the *******s did a gap year in Kenya and now they're spiritually in touch with the world. Complete delusional fantasists.
    Do get the **** over yourself. I've never done a gap year in Kenya and I wouldn't have the money if I wanted to.

    If the EU is such the holy grail you're making it out to be, why are numerous countries, even some post-communism, refusing to accept the Euro? Why are they becoming increasingly frustrated with the Eurozone? The problem with the deluded youth in Britain is they cry for socialism/communism but have never actually had to live through it. If anything the voting age should be increased. The fact people who have never worked a day in their lives are able to vote is beyond sickening.
    Again, get the **** over yourself. I have a part time manual labour job working 11 hour days for minimum wage, which I'll be working over summer so I can afford to live at uni or hopefully get out of this **** country. As for the Eurozone, that has *******s all to do with anything because WE AREN'T PART OF IT.

    The majority of todays youth voted to remain because they have this utopian fantasy outlook of what the EU actually is and if they got their way we'd be sleepwalking into something very dangerous indeed. The older generation have experienced life before the EU and after it, and it is a statistical fact that the EU has led to increased inequality (GINI coefficient) and more segregation.
    It's a statistical fact that inequality has increased. I don't think it's a statistical fact that the most successful wealth distribution scheme in history is responsible for it.

    Do you think the older generation today see hope in the EU for their children when they see:

    Mass unemployment in Greece, Italy and Spain?
    Austerity imposed upon countries?
    A lack of real integration?
    Maybe they should instead be looking at their own country, which has (had?) the strongest economic growth in the EU and was set to overtake Germany. Not the case anymore. It looks like we're heading for another recession, with the Bank of England today deregulating £150bn.


    The sheer arrogance of my generation during this referendum has made me feel quite sick, especially when a large proportion of the younger voters couldn't be bothered to get off their privileged asses and vote for something. It was hardly a big ask but no they'd rather stay at home and play the PS4/Xbox, smoke weed, get their leg over and not give a **** about anyone other than themselves.
    Almost as if the people that are most vocal about it aren't the ones that didn't bother voting...
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    Do get the **** over yourself. I've never done a gap year in Kenya and I wouldn't have the money if I wanted to.
    I wasn't responding to you on that point so jog on.

    Again, get the **** over yourself. I have a part time manual labour job working 11 hour days for minimum wage, which I'll be working over summer so I can afford to live at uni or hopefully get out of this **** country. As for the Eurozone, that has *******s all to do with anything because WE AREN'T PART OF IT.
    This just shows how ridiculously stupid and naive you are. Maybe if you actually had more of a clue regarding the real world and some experience you'd realise this is an important factor. The stronger our links with the Eurozone, if it fails, the larger the impact on us. Not hard to work out now is it? This is why a lot of countries do not want their currency pegged to the Euro.

    If you wish to go, do so. People like myself will be returning to invest in business if the UK does not remain in the EEA.

    It's a statistical fact that inequality has increased. I don't think it's a statistical fact that the most successful wealth distribution scheme in history is responsible for it.
    European wide GINI coefficient says otherwise. Inequality has risen at a sickening level. Only the US is doing worse and shock horror, it follows a similar model. When your plan is to make a United States of Europe its hardly a surprise when you get the same results: inequality, ghettos and segregation.

    Maybe they should instead be looking at their own country, which has (had?) the strongest economic growth in the EU and was set to overtake Germany. Not the case anymore. It looks like we're heading for another recession, with the Bank of England today deregulating £150bn.
    No it does not look like we're heading for another recession. The BoE has stated today that there will be tough times ahead, hardly a surprise, but that the situation is not as bad as predicted before the vote.
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    If you voted with your head then you would have voted remain. If you voted with your heart you voted leave.

    The facts sided with remain but emotions, xenophobia and this irrational idea that all our problems are caused by EU made people vote leave.

    The leave campaign were far more deceitful than the remain side.

    But I hope that we get through this and Brexit turns out to do well for our country. but i doubt it.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)


    It's called disenfranchisement. The older generation that you speak of has experienced it for decades. Now you're feeling it and suddenly it's a problem.
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    (Original post by TheReader)
    This younger generation sounds pessimistic.
    Deluded and naive is a fairer assessment, much like the young who were brainwashed by Hitler.

    (Original post by datboii)
    If you voted with your head then you would have voted remain. If you voted with your heart you voted leave.

    The facts sided with remain but emotions, xenophobia and this irrational idea that all our problems are caused by EU made people vote leave.

    The leave campaign were far more deceitful than the remain side.

    But I hope that we get through this and Brexit turns out to do well for our country. but i doubt it.
    This is a ridiculously simplistic assessment of what actually occurred.

    There are plenty of the remain side who also voted for emotional reasons, like the deluded fantasist of a girl crying because she thought Nandos was going to close.

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    Firstly it's a poll, there are other polls that have suggested that the turnout for 18-24 year olds was 40%, I think one even said 35%. I find it hard to believe this because the polls weren't right on the referendum result, why should I believe them now?

    We can't possibly know the exact percentage anyways because we didn't ask everyone for their age before they voted...
 
 
 
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