The Independent reports that the National Union of Students’ (NUS) National Conference in Brighton has opened with keynote speakers declaring their support for the UK to remain in the EU. In her opening remarks, NUS national president, Megan Dunn, said students “must stand together for a progressive Europe,” and added that the NUS would be campaigning for the union to remain over the coming months.
Whilst, I don’t always agree with the policies of the NUS, I’m proud to add that I agree with the NUS on remaining in Europe.
Young people in the UK seem to know what’s best for both themselves and Europe.
It’s rather sad that it’s older people who favor a Brexit. Sadly, most of these people are being taken in by the rise in right-wing nationalism that is promoting fear of increased immigration. But the Economist pointed out that immigration will continue whatever the Brexit result – immigration is a function of relative skills and international competitiveness. Older UK voters need to wake up, look at the risks and not bury themselves in the past.
Oh, by the way I’ll be sixty-eight years of age in a few weeks.