Unlike your correspondent, certain of his acquired wisdom, I lack the confidence (hesitate) to make life changing decisions for the “younger generation” from the comfort of a retirement built on 40 years of economic activity since the first referendum in 1975. The democratic choice we, my husband and I, made then was overturned by the second referendum in 2016 when, even though we had not changed our minds in those 40 years we have been obliged to absorb major changes to our future, but that’s democracy for you.
So far I have not been aware of any adverse effects from our loss of sovereignty over the years as we have worked and travelled throughout Europe. Our children have enjoyed the freedom and opportunities inherent in the EU and it saddens me that our grandchildren might not be so free to do as they please. Please just remind me how good it is going to become and when will that happen.
I just hope that I will be around to enjoy it or, at least, not the negative gratitude of the “younger generation”. I wonder if your correspondent would have the confidence to endorse a further referendum where the age of participation was limited to 60?
Margaret Webster, Hull