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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Brexit it was not the old that done it for the young.

Well I was wrong about the referendum, I thought it would be close, with the stay-ins winning. Never have I seen such division between the people of the UK, and how the communists at the BBC were gutted. Over the last couple of days, there has been much talk of the old git brigade has stitched up the young, I have never seen so much wailing on social media and the press. This is what the BBC said here.

"While experts will pore over the finer details of turnout over the coming days and weeks, the cry will inevitably go up that it was older voters which won it for Leave - particularly in the south, south-west, Midlands and the north east.

It is a matter of fact that the older you are, the more likely you are to make the effort to vote - 78% of those 65 or over voted in the 2015 election, compared with 43% of 18-24 year olds and 54% of 25-34 year olds.

Despite the last minute rush to register - which saw 2.6 million people sign up, many of them younger voters, between 15 May and the extended deadline of 9 June - the breakdown may not be radically different this time.

Factor in research suggesting that support for Brexit was significantly higher among those aged 55 and over than among younger age groups - three out of every five voters aged 65 or over said they wanted to leave - then you have the foundation for Friday's result."

Analysis from SkyData regarding the number of voters by age.

If the SkyData proves to be a true representation, of the numbers of voters by age who voted, maybe more young people should have gone out and voted.

One thing is for sure, we are in for interesting times ahead, the Labour party and the Tories are having their nights of the long knives, much blood to be spilt before the dust settles. Cameron could not resign fast enough, and as reported yesterday, he is not interested in how the Brexit progresses, as he would be handing it over to his successor. The first time in history a man left the sinking ship before the rats.



Tom said...

The UK will be a good test case for others to show how bad things can get when you withdraw into your own little bubble in a global economy. The EU should quickly force this exit to gain a bit of stability for those who remain. A democracy is a messy business, even idiots have a say. Now I only hope that Trumpy doesn't pull off the same nonsense here in the US.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Tom

Who decides who is an idiot and who can or not vote? Look what Americans will be faced with, not much of a choice I reckon. Trump or Clinton, both highly tainted and damaged goods. Good luck.


Tom said...

I am reminded of "Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil."~Jerry Garcia

Carla from The River said...

Hi Jan,
I am back. I wanted to share that I had a great time at the Heritage Flower Farm.
Talk to you soon,

Lowcarb team member said...

Agree Tom but what else can we do. Total rebellion and a massive armed revolution?


sage said...

There has been a lot of talk over here about how the old voted against it and the young was in favor of it, but from these polls, it appears that if the young had just voted, the remain would have won... Interesting insight, maybe instead of the young blaming the old, they should have just voted