See EU Later

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As you may or may not know, as of yesterday, Britain are no longer a part of the EU. I stayed up until 3am watching the live coverage on it the night before. I wanted to remain a part of the EU, I had seen both sides of the argument and I felt that this is the side I wanted to be on. Of course I am only a 16 year old girl, and of course I’m not the most clued up on the benefits and draw backs that leaving the EU will have on us, which is why, although admittedly I feel a bit sad, I can’t say whether this has been a good decision or a bad decision. We can only see what the future will hold. Scrolling through twitter the morning the nation found out about the departure was mad, hectic, angry teenagers everywhere, angry adults that had felt that the nation has let my generation down. Most of my generation wanted to stay in the EU, it was clear to see. Tweets with thousands of retweets appeared on my timeline. “The past just voted against the future” – “I guess British pensioners hate foreigners more than they love their grandchildren” – “Feel ashamed of my generation. We’ve let down our children and their children” – “Baby Boomers. The most selfish generation. Gifted in abundance from generations before. Stole from all generations to come after” – “Seventy five percent of people under the age of 25 voted remain. What a betrayal of them” – “So this morning two of the biggest points of the leave campaign – £350 million for NHS and reducing immigration – have been retracted by Leave Campaign” – “The older generation have voted for a future that the younger generation do not want”. It was scary, it is scary, this is my future. It’s scary to think that points that may have influenced people to join the leave campaign have already been taken away, and denied. A day that will go down in history. I can only hope that this is for the best, and that my generations future will be a bright one.

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