Keynote speakers declare support for EU at NUS National Conference | News | Student | The Independent


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Location map: United Kingdom (dark green) / European Union (light green) / Europe (dark grey); inspired by and consistent with general country locator maps by User:Vardion, et al (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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.

Source: Keynote speakers declare support for EU at NUS National Conference | News | Student | The Independent

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.

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Britain’s friends are right to fear Brexit – Martin Wolf – FT.com

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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an outstanding must-read article by Martin Wolf at the FT. He questions ‘how might future historians judge a British decision to leave the EU in the referendum on June 23?’ He argues that it might well be seen as the moment when the west started to unravel. That is why Barack Obama, US president, is not merely entitled to present his views but should try to influence matters using his full power.

Source: Britain’s friends are right to fear Brexit – Martin Wolf – FT.com

I totally agree that the Brexit will be like a starting pistol for cranks around the world. It will be a rewind of pre-WWI.

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