This links to an article about young people coming to terms with it all, particularly as they have the vote so early now and looking at campus behaviour of late, it doesn’t offer too much hope:
Then I came across “The Return of Socialism” by Ben Domenech, who explains where we are right now. The Millennials think Socialism would be dandy, since they have no idea what it is, and really go for the idea of a free college education for all — instead of massive student debt for a college degree that doesn’t seem to be even getting them jobs. They don’t have the background or knowledge to know what Socialism is. Bernie really doesn’t either. He wants us to be like Denmark. But in America a new Honda Accord costs around $22,000, in Denmark a new Honda Accord costs around $44,000, so most people just don’t have cars.
This is touched on by the Breitbart article on youth:
One of the most over-used myths is that British students would not be eligible for the Erasmus Scheme if we Leave the EU. This is complete rubbish. For those who do not know what the Erasmus Scheme is, it offers students at university a fantastic chance to study abroad.
However, young people are not told the Erasmus programme does not require EU membership! Erasmus+ is not limited to just EU States, or even just to the European Economic Area. The programme covers over 30 countries, including Macedonia and Lichtenstein, and has partnerships with many others such as Russia.
In fact its website states: “nearly every country in the world” is able to participate; EU and non-EU countries.
Continuing along the same theme, young people are also told if Britain votes to Leave the EU, we will risk losing over £1 billion worth of funding for Britain’s universities. Again, rubbish. They are not told this funding comes through the Horizon 2020 scheme – a scheme which also provides university funding to Iceland, Norway, Turkey and Israel – ie not because of our EU membership.
The comments are to the point:
Hmmmm. We shall see.
[H/T correspondent Rossa’s mother]