Voters aged 18-to-29 took part in the BBC debate Last night 26/5/16
I listened with concern to the debate last night in which the future key holders of Britain (our young) discussed the argument of whether it is better to remain or Vote leave the EU.
I carried on listening to BBC radio 5 after the main debate had finished and it is clear that some of our young people have got a long way to go to grow up, one young caller in particular aged only sixteen by the name of Lauren who is studying politics at A level who was not particularly articulate. Lauren spoke in of the fact that young people are politically engaged, they may be but the don’t generally vote!
Lauren said when talking about her generation that “like we are the first people to grow up in this global world”, politics could well be the best place for her because she clearly has not got a clue about where we are in the world. I despair at these youngsters. Our education system needs to be revamped, we need to make it more difficult to get into universities and colleges and prioritize grants to the sciences including medicine and engineering. Students who want to study the art’s, media, politics etc should be self funding.
If they want to study soft subjects then they should earn to learn much like the American system, this would give them an incentive to take up jobs which low skilled migrants are taking up currently.
Some of the invited audience last night where obviously cherry picked by the BBC such as Asma Butt, she has previously been involved with Alex Salmond on the campagne trail.
The biggest issue in the lives of the young people today is will our mobile roaming charges increase if we leave the EU and of course we have to think about our foreign holidays and how are we going to help the Calais migrants if we come out of Europe because after all Europe are our partners. well I am sorry its total bollocks. These ungrateful idiots need to think about the two lost generations who gave up there lives during the 1st and 2nd world wars for them to have the freedom and education opportunities that they have today, they should also look to the future of their children ahead of them.
They have no right giving up what was so hard-fought for, how disingenuous can the so-called educated young be by forgetting that there was over 17 million deaths from the first world war & over 60 million from the second world war who were sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy now.
I am not saying that all our young generation are selfish but in my opinion they are short-sighted, they need a life lesson so to speak. years ago if you went to university it was a hard-earned privilege, todays young think it is a god given right not to go straight to the working environment. Our country has been formed by the blood, sweat & tears of the people who had no option but to work to support their familes, they are the backbone of the nation and their voice needs to be heard as much as any student in a BBC debate.