Sunday, 6 August 2017

The Guardian: Lib Dem leader claims older voters with views coloured by nostalgia for imperial past ‘shafted’ younger pro-EU generation

The Guardian: Lib Dem leader claims older voters with views coloured by nostalgia for imperial past ‘shafted’ younger pro-EU generation

Sir Vince Cable has criticised older voters who see economic pain as a price worth paying for leaving the EU, saying those who think of themselves as “Brexit martyrs” are shafting young people.

The Liberal Democrat leader said it was dangerous to see those people as martyrs because they would not be the ones to suffer most from the effects of Brexit.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, he claimed older Brexit voters with views “coloured by nostalgia for an imperial past” had imposed their will on younger generations more comfortable with the EU.

His strongly worded attack came after a YouGov poll suggested 61% of leave voters would consider significant damage to the British economy to be a price worth paying for leaving the EU.

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