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This Bill is widely percieved as bad for everyone: it has not met any of the agreed six tests and has VERY little support in the Commons. However, there is one group of people that the Bill is good for: The Conservative government. This Bill is only good for one thing - keeping the conservatives in power because, whilst many Conservative MP's may not liek this Bill they will not vote against May in a vote of Confidence and 'risk' a Labour government, the DUP certainly won't 'risk' this. This...

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This disasterous agreement should be rejected on so many levels. This Bill does not meet the tests set out by Labour AND AGREED TO BY THE CONSERVATIVES, none of these basic requirements have been met despite the conservatives agreeing that they were necessary. The DUP has had far too much influence over this Bill and every aspect of this government.

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If May's disaster of a withdrawal agreement id rejected, which it shuld be, several things should happen: Firstly we MUST seek an extention of the deadline - we cannot just be rushed out or we will lose EVERYTHING; there should be a people's vote with several options - Remain, soft Brexit, Hard Brexit, No Deal Brexit - so that the country can choose their future specifically and mor einformed than they were in 2016; there should be a general election so that people can choose who they want...

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This is simply a fear tactic, this is exactly the type of underhanded behaviour used in the leave campaign and is a large part of the reason we are in this mess in the first place. These figures are not what they seem to be at face value and they are designed to undermine the things that people have realised we will lose when leaving the EU and what the EU has done for us. The timing of this, just before May's key vote on her agreement in Parliament is a clear scare tactic designed to make...

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May has created such a hostile enviroment in Britain now that no minority can be safe - if persecuting them won't effect May's power, then they are not safe. Even EU citizens have been accused of 'jumping the queue'. This hostile enviroment MUST go; the rise in hate crimes (more than doubled in the last 5 years) shows just how much May's hostility has effected people's behaviour. May's hostile Brexit deal MUST NOT go ahead or this will only continue to get worse.

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The recent resignations from May's diminishing cabinet have had yet another detrimental impact on the Brexit negotiations. With only 4 months to go until the UK officially leaves the EU, this is a major crisis; with no-one prepared to fill the shoes of the Brexit secretary, it is time for us to be given a people's vote. May's negotiations have failed: one does not ask for a divorce and then ask to keep all the benefits of marriage, why does the government insist on trying to force this...

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Before we can adress keeping Britain diverse after Brexit, we need to create a diverse Britain first. We dont even have and equal number of men and women in Parliament let alone BAME groups, how can we possibly describe ourselves as diverse when our legislature and executive are so unequal.

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What it means to be British has spiralled into a chaotic world of polarised politics, you are no longer British you are a British Remainer or a British Brexiteer. Now we are defined by our political beliefs which we have to have, we can no longer hold no view or not understand; we must have a view and we must be extreme. I cannot feel British but neither can I feel European, we have been left with a choice - become a polarised citizen or have no identity.

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Many young people (myself included) are very annoyed and upset that we haven't been listened to, it is disgraceful that the age group who will be most affected have not had a say. However, we are not the only ones who have been ignored, the vast majority of the UK have been ignored, the only ones who really have a say are in government. In a perfect world, the youth would be listened to just as much as, or maybe more than, the rest of the General Public, however; let's just start with...

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If May and the Conservatives can deliver a Brexit deal that meets the six tests that Labour has laid out (which the Conservatives agreed to) then no, I don't think there should be a second vote (however much I want there to be one). However, if they cannot deliver such a deal then there should be a second vote and one option should be remain. I believe that the Conservatives will not deliver on this deal and that there will be another vote, what is not so clear is what the question will be.

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Theresa May's recent statement saying that skilled workers will get priority over unskilled workers post-Brexit is utterly disgraceful. No one life should ever be given more value than another, if someone did this in the streets or in a school they would likely end up in court, yet May can do this at an international level AND BE PRAISED FOR IT. This does not represent popular view and certainly doesn't represent what it means to be British.

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The PM simply cannot give priority to skilled workers over unskilled workers, as per her recent statement, and comply with her own standards. The Conservatives have previously stated that they are not in the business of separating families in the style of Trump however, not all children have two skilled parents, not all doctors are married to other doctors. Aside from the complete moral deficiency of putting more value on one person's life than another; it is not possible to give preference...

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We are very proud of our diversity and acceptance, sometimes unjustly proud but usually justly. However, since the 2016 Referendum hate crimes and discrimination have soared. This is simply not acceptable and this is only following the decision to leave, not the actual leaving. I dread to think what could happen in the coming months following the actual signing out of Britain from the EU, we simply cannot lose the actual rights and protections of the EU as well as the pretense of it that we...

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For me, the biggest thing about Brexit is the loss of right, we will lose the protection of the Human Rights Act. When a law is changed or altered to include LGBT rights, it is actually the HRA that is being changed and we will lose all of those rights to be replaced by a British Bill of Rights written by a minority conservative government with input from a Northern Irish right-wing party; both regularly vote against bills that give/extend LGBT rights. How comfortable does anyone feel about...

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As individuals, Parliament will never listen to us especially as young people. However, together they may listen. Find out who your local youth MP is and talk to them make sure that you have a voice and if they ignore our youth parliament we will force them to listen.

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Our government's decisions on Brexit have gone from bad to worse and now we see the worst decision yet, a leave campaigner who advocates a no-deal Brexit in charge of Brexit. We can all kiss our futures goodbye folks.

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'No-one can truly satisfy both the Brexiteers and the Remainers.' this seems obvious, they want opposite things, but actually they don't. The referendum was an in/out vote, just because someone voted leave doesn't mean that they want a hard Brexit. The way to satisfy both is a very soft Brexit; technically out but effectively not losing much.

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The thing about Brexit that gets me the most is that most people seem to have no idea what the EU has done for us. The only things people seem to 'know' about Brexit are examples of how awful they are and what they have 'taken' from the UK. For me this is especially ridiculous as I live in Wales, where most of our funding comes from the EU: and now people are feeling the effects, as soon as funding from the EU goes suddenly no renewable power in Swansea and a score of other long-term plans...

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People are still saying that politicians will not get their support until they support reversing Brexit. When they are asked, many of these people do not want a second referendum, they are simply ready to do away with the fundamentals of democracy and just allow politicians to ignore the referendum. DON'T LET THEM.

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As much as I don't like Brexit, I like the calls for May/Corbyn to ignore the referendum even less. It seems that whenever May/Corbyn tweet something there are hundreds of replies saying that people will not support either of them until they reverse Brexit WITHOUT A SECOND REFERENDUM. This is hoe democracy dies. People seem to think that politicians can do what they like and that the referendum result was nothing more than a suggestion, their argument: there is no law saying that the...

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Immigaration is not a bad thing, the war is. Turning immigrants away at our borders post-Brexit and turning those already here away, will directly lead to their loss of life. Why? because some ignorant official thinks they are not skilled enough or haven't contributed enough. Killing someone is NEVER right especially when they are innocent.

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The decisions of our elders will effect the rest of our lives, the vote on Brexit will still be having effects on the lives of our grandchildren, and we had no voice. So many people didn't understand Brexit, they didn't know what they were voting for or what they were subjecting us to: they made a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes, without them our lives would be awfully dull however we do expect that once we make a mistake, we own up to it. Our elders are not doing that. They have made this...

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People always have an excuse to ignore the views of young people, we are always 'too young', 'too immature' or 'too gullible'. Well I say, do you really have the gall to call us gullible when you have fallen for something so stupid as Euroscepticism and Brexit? WE feel YOUR decisions for the rest of our lives, this decision is already starting to effect us. YOU have made this decision without our input and have royally messed things up. It's time to start listening.

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A lot of people have been saying that the skilled migrants who contribute to our society should be given priority post-Brexit, and I can see where they are coming from. But, what about the others, the children, the injured, the sick, the unskilled; who speaks up for them? Who gives them priority? Who keeps them here, who keeps them alive? I do.

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MP's having a 'meaningful vote' on the final Brexit deal is not enough - the conservatives are able to dominate the Commons so this is just impractical. What we really need is for the people to have the final vote. The main problem with Brexit is that people didn't really know what they were voting for, a final vote on the final deal eliminates that problem, people would be able to see exactly what they were voting for. GIVE US A VOICE.

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"Do you think one lesson of the Brexit vote is that we need to broaden the pool of the electorate, by including: a. 16-17 year-olds; b. EU citizens living in the UK" Why is this even a question and not a statement? The very people who will be effected the most could not vote and are now suffering the consequences, this undermines the whole concept of democracy - people choosing what happens. Of course this is a lesson of Brexit however, it is a lesson that should never have been taught...

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Asking whether or not you believe that young people have been listened to during negotiations, seems very pointless - especially on this platform. If we thought that we were being listened to, we wouldn’t be here trying to make ourselves heard. To some extent this is helping us get heard but in reality, will anyone really listen to us? To me it just seems as though the government refused us a vote and now refuses to listen to our wishes (making the best of a bad situation) when deciding on...

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One message to politicians now, obviously hard to narrow it down to one however I think the most important thing is just LISTEN. Not only to young people but to other politicians and advisors, even if they would usually be ‘enemies’, this is a massive decision and EVERYONE must have a voice.

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The thing Eurosceptic seem to flag up the most is that "they the (EU) have too much power over us" people never seem to complain about the thing the EU have done for us eg the HRA. In light of this, the post-Brexit UK-EU relationship should stay as close to the current relationship.

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When reading all of these debates here or listening to them in the news, it is easy to think "this doesn't effect me, why should I get involved?" EVERYTHING effects you, if it isn't you directly its someone you know and if not that, then this policy/topic that you don't care about WILL lead to something that does effect you. To me, this is proved by a quote from a Holocaust survivor: "First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for...

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The effects of Brexit will be felt by everyone in the next decade, but the ones who will feel it the most are the people who were denied the vote - the 16 and 17 year olds. By the time many of us go to apply to university, we will feel the effects of Brexit - many of us (myself included) want to go and study in Europe. Brexit will make this a lot more difficult than it is at the moment, Students need to be considered in negotiations over citizens' rights.

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The post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU is extremely important and it is what many people like to focus on, but PLEASE do not lose sight of the 'smaller' things, the individual rights of each citizen are so important, in my opinion even more so than the EU-UK relationship as a whole. It is these individual rights that will effect everyone, everyday - please don't lose sight of this.

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A massive argument against the people having a direct say in Brexit negotiations (or holding a second referendum) is that after the initial vote, people had no say when we were going into the EU, so why should they have one going out? Well, with all due respect, going out is a lot more complicated and has a much bigger impact than going in did - not only do negotiations have to decide which laws the UK must/can keep and which they cannot, the international political climate now is very...

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The recent debate over whether or not MPs should get a 'meaningful vote' on the final Brexit deal seems a little half-hearted to me. What is the point in MPs getting that vote when the government is able to control a majority of votes in the Commons? This seems to simply be a way for the government to pacify the public, this would allow them to truthfully state that they have "given the house that represents the public a meaningful vote and, by extension, the public have had a say". It is a...

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Our post-Brexit relationship with the EU will define our relationship with other, non-EU countries, the EU-UK relationship needs to reflect this. As much as I want a soft Brexit deal to maintain good relations, there do need to be some tougher elements, otherwise other countries will believe that they can walk all over us in negotiations.

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Who gets to keep their current rights post-Brexit? Many would argue that the most skilled and those who contribute the most should keep their rights, yet many others would argue that this is not fair; why is one person who was lucky enough to get a skilled job abroad be treated any better than those running for their lives. The skilled worker could have been the one running once. No-one should lose their current rights but if someone is going to why should it be the person who is very likely...

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The policies that effect thousands of ordinary people across both the UK and the EU need to be a priority. People need to be able to continue their lives, my best friend's German mother who has lived here for more than 30 years, faces being forced to leave her home, her friends and her daughter due to the result of a controversial referendum that she was not even allowed to vote in, this is the story of too many people and nothing is being done to help them. This is not right and protecting...

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Maybe it is too late to save our relationship with the EU even if a we decided that we wanted to reverse Brexit. However, we really do need to maintain a good relationship with the EU, a small outsider country such as ours will not flourish if a good relationship is not maintained. This needs to be the focus of negotiations not petty point-scoring.

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The British public didn't really know what they were voting for with Brexit, the facts were blurred and the truth was lost to two-sided propaganda. Not only did people not really understand Brexit, most were fairly certain that the result was sure to be Remain so they thought "well ideologically no EU is great, not practically but voting Leave won't really do any harm". The idea that our protests to the circumstances of the referendum are mere wishful thinking is absurd and if people really...

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To me, the most important thing that we will lose is the Human Rights Act, yes it is written into British law but May's government wants to replace it with an British Bill of Rights, written by them the minority government elected by a disproportional electoral system and entrenched so that it is almost impossible (or at least extremely difficult) for future governments to amend. We need to maintain a good relationship with the European Court of Human Rights, a relationship where they have...

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The EU keeps our government in check, it makes it harder (not impossible) for them to make laws that do not comply with things like the Human Rights Act. The European Court of Human rights should retain some power over British rights, they are a lot more qualified than anyone else and should be able to dictate some mandatory basic rights.

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Caitlin McDonald-Curry

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Joined this community on Jun 15, 2018

Bio 17 college student studying History, Politics and Classics for A-Level. Hope to go on to study Politics and/or Law at University. Delegate to the international European Youth Parliament. Candidate and hopeful eventual member of the Welsh Youth Parliament.

What age category are you in?
16-18

What gender do you identify as?
Female

What nationality are you? (you may list more than one)
Welsh

Which town or city do you live in?
Penarth

Highest level of education
High School Graduate

Other qualifications
Other Professional Qualification

Employment status
Student

Attitude towards Brexit
Bad

If you are a student, which school/college/university are you at
Howell's School Llandaff

Do you think there should be a second referendum on Brexit?
Yes

Have developments since the 2016 Brexit Referendum made you feel
Less British

Have developments since the 2016 Brexit Referendum made you feel
Less European

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