As Brexit nears and worries heighten, a new group is rising - ‘People’s Vote’. Due to the anger a large percentage of Britons feel at how misinformed we were at the time of the Brexit vote, this group rallies for an opportunity of another vote.
Approximately a month ago, I attended a People’s Vote meeting in Camden Town. At this event were hundreds of incredibly passionate supporters. In fact the venue was moved from Central London to Camden because of the sheer amount of tickets bought; when I arrived the queue stretched out all around the building with hundreds still waiting to get inside. Upon my eventual entrance into the building, I saw flags and drinks being passed around and utter joy on almost everyone’s faces. It was clear this was a significant event for everyone there. Everyone one of them wanted to see change.
The bulk of the event included a procession of people coming out onto the stage, mostly MPs but entertainers, economists, youth leaders, business men and entertainers were there too. Even Sir Patrick attended to give an excellent speech on his views on Brexit and the reasons why in the name of democracy, we are entitled to another vote. Despite this celebrity appearance, I think mostly notable of all Youth leaders attended. While as teenagers, we do not tend to be allowed to voice our opinions and do not have the ability to vote on our own futures, I think we should be involved in our country’s politics. Those teens spoke with such passion and vigour and it struck a chord within me. There are so many things I could have done to rally against Brexit but instead I sat reading the news without taking any action.
Getting involved in politics can be easier than you’d think. Here are a few ways how: