'Young people need a liferaft in the Brexit storm', says former Green Party leader

'Young people need a life raft in the Brexit storm', says former Green Party leader

Natalie Bennett said the Green Party are trying to win votes from young people

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said that young people need a life raft to save them from the Brexit storm. 

She made the comments when discussing the Green Party's plans for the general election campaign, which she claims is focusing on young people.

She believes young people will turn out to vote in numbers this time, as they're more switched on to politics since the referendum and many of them feel disenfranchised after voting Remain. Now, she says, they want to make their vote count.

Bennett also believes that Theresa May is letting down both democracy and the country by not having a TV debate in the run-up to the general election.

The former Green frontwoman  told Julia Hartley-Brewer that this has left the public disappointed, as they only have a small amount of time to think about politics and a debate could have helped them make a decision on their vote.

Listen to the full interview above