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A Generation Together? Listening to young people’s views on Brexit

In this powerful report, researcher/ author Caroline Macfarland argues that young people – who feel strongly the impact that Brexit could have on them and the country – are being let down by the current Brexit debate.

She points out that the process has been defined overwhelmingly in terms of combative Leave and Remain and continues to be monopolised by politicians, economists and academics. There has been little concerted effort by the government to broker a more inclusive political dialogue and respond to public interest with accessible factual information.

Now, post Chequers, Caroline hopes it is time for the debate to shift from vague assumptions about what Brexit may entail, to focusing on what the Government’s plan will mean practically for the lives and prospects
of citizens, not least younger generations.