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Are the older generation right to jeopardise their children's future over Brexit?

Sirs,


According to the latest opinion polls more than 60% of people over the age of 65 want to leave the European Union.  This is in stark contrast with 75% of young people, under 24 years who want to stay.  I am truly ashamed of my peers!

Those of us who are over 65 have benefited greatly from membership of the EU.  Over the past 30 years the UK has gone from being the 'sick man of Europe' to becoming the world's 5th largest economy.  We have had free education, comparatively cheap housing, employment rights, cheap food, cheap flights, cheap holidays (with reciprocal health care) and now enjoy a 'triple locked' pension, plus a national health service that is staffed by many skilled migrant workers.

What right do we have to vote in a way that will jeopardise our children's future and force them to live in a diminished country that is isolated from the rest of Europe, with all the uncertainties that this would entail?

My son is extremely worried about the outcome of this referendum: he asks how can we reduce the risks from international terrorism, Russian expansionism, uncontrolled migration, pollution and climate change, if we leave the EU? I share his concerns.  My son is also keen to take advantage of the free movement which goes with access to the single market.  Do we really want to prevent our children from travelling freely, to study and work in other EU countries?

Voting to leave the EU is clearly against the wishes, as well as the best interests, of our young people and would be seen as a massive betrayal, that was inflicted on the young by the older generation.  So please, reflect on all the EU benefits that we could loose and listen to the views of your children and grandchildren before making that final X.

Yours,


Dr Sam L J Page
Marlborough

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