Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Giving Youth Its Voice

Register to vote stall, UEA campus.

Student 1 (at Stall): Have you registered to vote yet, for the Referendum?

Student 2 (a passing student): I didn’t even know it was on the 23rd of June, so you have, you have told me that and I know. May just rush and think about it. Erm, so, did... with this vote, does it.. do we determine?... the decision?

1: Yes.

2: So, with this vote... with this vote... we determine the decision.

1: Yes.

2: The public? Oh great. Okay.

Nick Robinson (of BBC Radio 4 Today fame): What is the decision?

2: For me it’s definitely to stay in Europe because I think it would be daft not to. Erm, I don’t know, like, yeah I just think... I don’t.. it shouldn’t even be an option that we should leave... The other night, like, on TV I was watching Gogglebox or something and they mentioned it then, and then I, um, like, no we shouldn’t leave the EU because like I just think with travel and stuff it’s easier like to travel when you’re in the EU.

NR: So, what would stop you voting?

2: Nothing, I guess, it’s just I’ve got a million other things on my mind and it’s just like one of the things I’ve pushed to the back of my mind. It’s like with the voting the um, er, yeah the government and stuff I always think,  ‘Oh yeah, I’ll vote,’ and then I never get round to doing it.

(much giggling)

 NR: Now most students, as all the polls show, are in favour of remaining. 

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