Stronger-In Treasurer on aftermath of EU Referendum

11 July 2016

Last week Roland Rudd, Chairman, Business for New Europe and Founder, Finsbury PR, visited Cardinal Pole Catholic School in Hackney, London to speak to students as part of our national EU Referendum: What Now? talk series.

Roland spoke to over 100 students aged 14-17 and discussed where are we following the EU referendum results, how did we get there and what is needed to move forward. Students from the school had the opportunity to ask questions that ranged from the impact of 16 year olds being unable to vote; how Brexit might impact the types of jobs available for young people; whether there might be a second referendum and the impact on opportunities for young people to work and learn in EU countries.

Roland Rudd, Chairman, Business for New Europe said after the talk: “In the EU referendum young people voted overwhelmingly to Remain. They are the UK’s future and therefore it is more important than ever for our country’s leading figures to engage young people directly on their questions, hopes and concerns. I am delighted to be taking part and speaking to students so I can hear their views and discuss what happens next.”

Year 12 student, Sarah, said: “The talk was very engaging and I enjoyed being able to ask questions about studying abroad and discussing why 16 year olds didn’t get a chance to vote – if we had been able to vote it might have changed the outcome’.

Year 9 student, Allaren, told us he learned a lot about the referendum, particularly details about how it could affect the lives of young people and added that he thought it was unfair that under 18’s weren’t given the chance to vote.

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Our thanks go to Cardinal Pole Catholic School and to Roland Rudd for making this a brilliant and special event for the students!