On June 23, the U.K. public will vote on whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. It will be one of the single most important votes made in most voters' lifetimes. And yet, the government, with its spectacularly patronizing adverts, has totally failed to involve young people in the discussion (leaving creatives to take matters into their own hands). A survey for The Observer earlier this year found that only 52% of 18 - 24 year olds were "definitely" going to vote in the referendum. That same demographic are more likely to vote Remain, meaning that if young people don't turn out to vote on June 23, the voting population could lean in favor of voting Leave.
A vote to leave the E.U. would have ramifications in Britain for years, even decades, to come. If you're aged between 18 and 24, this is your future that is being voted on, and your vote is vital. You really should make your voice heard at your local polling station on June 23, and here's why.
It could affect your movement from the U.K. to the E.U.
The free movement of people is one of the four founding principles of the E.U. It is unclear how cheap or easy it would be to move around the E.U. — whether you wanted to travel or move for work — if Britain left the E.U.
E.U. legislation is behind workers' rights like holiday pay and maternity leave.
Donald Trump wants Britain to leave the E.U.
He's one of the few public figures who has spoken out in favor of Vote Leave, along with London's ex-mayor Boris Johnson.
Among those backing Vote Remain are David Cameron, Barack Obama, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, London's new mayor Sadiq Khan, and a bunch of British celebrities including Benedict Cumberbatch.
But enough about what a gaggle of old men want. Don't let them decide on your future.