“Brexit is government of the old, by the old, for the old” (Anthony Barnett)

One of the most striking statistics about the great social variations in support for Brexit in the UK has always been that concerning age groups, and this is confirmed once more by the latest YouGov poll. This records that 65 per cent of 18-24 year olds say it was wrong for Britain to vote to leave the European Union, against only 12 per cent who think it was right. By contrast, 62 per cent of over-65s say it was right to leave and only 31 per cent say it was wrong. Once more, Anthony Barnet puts it neatly: ‘Brexit is an old people’s home.’  It is notoriously also an English old people’s home. Scots, save yourselves.

2017-03-30T08:23:08+00:00 March 30th, 2017|