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85% of students think leaving the EU is the wrong decision

2016-06-24

Student publication, TheNationalStudent.com, ran a twitter poll at 5am today as it was announced that the Leave campaign had claimed victory in the historic referendum on European Union membership.


85% of students think leaving the EU is the wrong decision

Student publication, TheNationalStudent.com, ran a twitter poll at 5am today as it was announced that the Leave campaign had claimed victory in the historic referendum on European Union membership.

Of the 100 people who had voted by 8.30am, 85% believed that the wrong decision had been made[1].

This comes after an earlier poll that the publication ran of 650 students, which saw 60% of students say they were planning on voting to Remain[2].

Confirmation that Britain would leave the EU came shortly before 5am, when, with around 100 constituencies still left to vote, it was calculated that the Leave majority was too high for Remain to catch up.

This morning, The National Student asked its Twitter followers how they were feeling about leaving the EU[3]. The answers were varied from confused to angry:

 

Calum Henderson

“@NationalStudent worried, and very annoyed... especially at Cameron. So much could go wrong because of the risk he’s taken”

 

Ben Robins

“@NationalStudent Pissed off. Lost. Terrified. The usual reactions to your own country destroying itself from the inside out.”

 

Hannah Brady

“@NationalStudent Devastated and disappointed in my country. Small minds and isolationism have sold the UK down the river.”

 

The National Student Editor Lucy Miller said:

 

“After speaking with our student readers about the EU Referendum for a number of months, we knew that the majority were strongly in support of the Remain campaign.

“International outlook, a strong awareness of humanitarian issues and the ability to travel easily and study within Europe are all factors that led our readers to overwhelming favour staying part of the EU.

“Many of our readers feel angry, shocked and overall worried about the long-term result of this referendum.”

 

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