“Young people will bear the brunt of Referendum result” – Fearon

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said the implications of the EU Referendum result will have major implications for the future of young people. fearon15“Thursday’s result will have an untold impact on our children and our children’s children as their opportunities to study, live, love and work in 27 other countries gaining invaluable life experiences are snatched away from them,” she said. “Linkages between universities could be severed, the Erasmus school exchange programme called into question and those young people, from our neighbouring countries, who have taken a brave step to live and work here now face huge levels of uncertainties. “Let there be no doubt – young people will disproportionately bear the brunt of this result and the effects will be long-lasting. “The vast majority, 75 percent of 18-25 year olds voted to remain. This again raises the urgent need to extend the vote to 16 year olds.
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July 2016Fearon added, “I therefore want to express solidarity with young people right across Ireland and indeed Britain who have been let down by inter party rivalry in a campaign that gave no consideration to their future.”
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