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Has the Brexit vote affected your current relationship?

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As someone too young to vote in the referendum but who was very invested in the outcome, I constantly got told that I didn't not have any right to care about the result because I was too young to truly understand the implications by many older relatives. I therefore feel there should be a way for young people to come together to discuss their thoughts and views on the negotiations so at least although they couldn't decide the result of the referendum they can have an impact on what the...

Erin Burns
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Erin Burns

For me, Brexit revealed underlying tensions between the young and the old. I voted remain in an area where young people are a minority. Although I would not even bring up the referendum, I found the attitude towards young people concerning. Despite studying politics at degree level, as well as being involved in youth activism on a national scale, I was still considered “naive” and not knowing “what the real world is like”. The troubling stereotype of young people only caring about getting...

Georgina Hands
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Georgina Hands

I get that this may sound out of place and my interpretation of the question is not quite straight-forward, but I believe that relationships do not only include the romantic ones. I want to be talking about the how I viewed my professors once I found out their referendum preference.  Coming from an EU country, being quite supportive of the EU project myself and coming to the country which had recently voted to leave EU in order to start my university studies, I was a bit scared that I'd...

Michal Neusch
by Michal Neusch
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Michal Neusch
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The results of Brexit were totally unexpected overseas and after this much-talked about referendum people's views on Britons have significantly changed. Internationally Brexit is seen as a will to escape from the global debate and to let others face major issues such as immigration. Essentially Brexit is seen as a major isolationist movement. Europeans in particular seem to be rejected by Nigel Farage backers and not welcomed in the UK any more. Therefore Britons are starting to get their...

Pol Salvat
by Pol Salvat
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Pol Salvat

I've seen relationships affected by the vote. I think it was natural in a way, it was a vote which directly impacted peoples lives and people on both became passionately involved. I understand why people became upset. That being said, a year down the line, feelings have cooled. A little time has brought a bit more perspective. At the end of the day, politics is politics and life is life. Most good friendships can last longer than political squabbles.  

Isabel Flanagan
by Isabel Flanagan
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