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Old 21.05.2016, 16:01
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Of my experience growing up in Ireland I would say constitutional referenda is what pulls a lot of young people in as it appeals to their ideals and aspirations from the country rather than party politics.
Exactly!

Party politics is the big turn off. That's when you hear the lines...
"They're all as bad as each other."
"Why bother voting when nothing ever changes."

The political turn on is when people feel they don't have a say on a single issue or when they finally do have a say.

Now just a wild card thought...

One of the main issues for Brexit is that the EU Commision isn't voted for, therefore, is undemocratic. Could that concern be raised with the PM and instead of the sitting PM of the day putting forward the British EU Commisionair, the selection is put to public vote? Would people be prepared to vote on who is selected?
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