Brexit: 'It's disrespectful to say older people don't deserve an equal voice to young people'

Brexit: 'It's disrespectful to say older people don't deserve an equal voice to young people'

Steve Edginton says he spent his weekends campaigning for Leave

Friday, February 16, 2018

Young people need to stop complaining, they don't deserve more of a voice than older people and to say that is disrespectful, according to a political YouTuber. 

Yesterday (February 15) the co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice, which is a campaign or young people who want to stop Brexit, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that when Brexit is near-complete it will no longer be the will of the people.

Femi Oluwole said the reason for this was that many who voted for Leave will have died by then, meaning most would be in favour of Remain.

However Steve Edginton, the director of the Politics UK YouTube channel, told Julia: "Young people don’t deserve more of a voice than older people. It’s actually quite disrespectful to say that."

He said: "Couldn’t young people consider for one moment that maybe older people have more experience and may be a bit wiser?

"They've had to live with the consequences of being in the EU for the last 43 years, surely those people deserve a voice just as much as young people."

He explained he was too young to vote in the referendum but "spent all my weekends going out campaigning to leave" yet "all my friends who wanted to remain in the EU didn’t do that, a lot of them didn’t vote."

Edginton believes: "If young people really want to change this country for the better they better stop complaining - stop complaining about Brexit, move on.

"What they should do is try and engage with the positives of Brexit, and try and engage with the opportunities of Brexit."

He also thinks "as you grow older people will become more pro-Brexit" because older people become more conservative.

Listen to the full interview above

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