Young people are crybabies

Almost half of voters aged 18 to 24 cried or felt like crying when they heard that the UK had voted to leave the European Union, according to polls conducted for the London School of Economics.

Almost half also being about the portion of voters who voted to remain.

42 thoughts on “Young people are crybabies”

  1. The majority of the young didn’t vote at all.

    Only the dumb –got at by years of CM– voted to screw themselves in the EU.

    They are a lost generation who must be quranTEENed to ensure they can’t infest our institutions as they get a bit older.

    The Purge is needed to ensure future generations aren’t infected by the same CM school/Uni delivered virus.

  2. “The automatic right to work or study abroad would be missed by 77% of young people, 72% would miss having an EU passport and 55% would miss EU symbols such as the EU flag. Some 10% said they were more likely to relocate abroad as a result of Brexit.”

    Eh? Apart from the fact that very few work or study abroad, who cares what’s printed on the passport or the flag?

    As for travel, no, you won’t.

    Personally, I don’t even understand this obsession with travel. I understand jetting off to somewhere hot or to go and see the pyramids, but I’ve worked abroad and Bern or Poitiers are pretty much like Northampton. I suspect that travel is 90% bragging to mates nowadays.

  3. “55% would miss EU symbols such as the EU flag.”

    What? Why? What is wrong with these people?

    Does this reflect the success of the EU’s publicity campaign (“we gave you back some of your own money. Put up a plaque to show your gratitude”), or is it fuelled by oikophobia and dislike of the Union Flag?

  4. The Inimitable Steve

    I know youngsters these days are soft as shite and twice as nutty, but even though half of them are girls and the other half are skinny-jeans wearing androgynous milksops, I don’t believe this poll.

    I suspect it’s a shoddy polling sample, no doubt heavily concentrated in what the wonderful Julie Burchill described as Ponce Central:

    55% would miss EU symbols such as the EU flag. Some 10% said they were more likely to relocate abroad as a result of Brexit.

    55% would miss THE EU FLAG? Rilly? My pisser has stretch marks from being pulled.

    10% of yoofs want to try their luck finding a job in Ireland, Spain or Greece? That’s probably the most ill-conceived European youth employment scheme since The Children’s Crusade. And at least those kebabosceptic medieval kids weren’t snivelling ponces.

    I celebrated Independence Day like a normal person: by wiping my 100% British Beef testicles with an EU flag, followed by some light human sacrifice of needy migrants at the skull-strewn shrine to Maggie Thatcher I keep in the shed.

  5. Speaking as someone in this age group and the only person I know to have voted Leave my generation is a total embarrassment. Utterly fanatical about whatever the CM narrative of the hour is. Sharing non-narrative based views leads to immediate social ostracism. Infantile with their emotions; throwing tantrums and hissy fits whenever they do not get their way (see e.g. the entire past week). And the very worst of them at this are the ones going into the civil service, government and law schools. I really hope they become more conservative as they age otherwise we are completely fucked.

  6. Sounds highly implausible.

    Having taught the group below this, I doubt 77% of them know what the EU flag looks like.

    They are remarkably ill informed. They wouldn’t be able to discriminate between pictures of Cameron and Osborne for example. (They could probably manage Cameron and Corbyn).

    Senior Tory MPs would be lost to them, they might recognise Boris from his media appearances.

    They would probably know who Maggie was (as a hate figure) and possibly Blair likewise, but wouldn’t recognise Brown or Major.

  7. Obviously Mal Reynolds is not in that 77% 🙂

    We insisted our children vote, and sat them in front of the TV for the admittedly rather pitiful debates. We tried not to influence them too much. They both voted leave, though I wouldn’t have minded if they voted remain as long as they had a half decent reason for their views.

    They both find the Nando’s girl and the cretin who thought her vote didn’t count highly amusing.

  8. “55% would miss EU symbols such as the EU flag”

    The triumph of State education, right there.

    “They are remarkably ill informed.”

    See above.

    The most educated and most ignorant generation in history.

  9. Probably a lousy survey that induced a lot of Conformity Bias answers (the young are particularly susceptible).

  10. Well, I for one would miss hearing the EU’s national anthem… As we all know, “Ode to Joy” wouldn’t have been written otherwise.

  11. If the poll is correct then the Brexit result moved half of our nation’s yoof to tears, yet only a third could be arsed to vote. The lazy entitled little fuckers deserve everything they get.

    TI Steve – I am shocked to learn that you keep your shrine to Her Thatchness in the shed. Mine is front and centre in my grandest reception room.

    I recently added a commemorative Brexit kelp garden, watered with the salty tears of ‘progressive’ leftards.

  12. If 10% of our most useless whining little twats moved abroad it would be a good thing all round. They won’t of course. They never do.

  13. Bear in mind that a lot of the snowflakes think Democracy is what is trending on Twitter. I suspect many genuinely didn’t think of actually voting. That’s what old people do.

  14. 240 years ago today, the American Colonies decided they had had enough of taxation without representation, and decided to leave Great Britain.

    Eventually, we learned that taxation with representation ain’t all that great, either.

  15. The Inimitable Steve

    MC – I like the cut of your jib, but my wife insisted on moving Mrs. T’s graven image to the shed after the constant demands for tribute in the form of schoolchildren’s milk mingled with the blood of Argies started to interrupt Cash In The Attic.

    I do like your Brexit garden idea but you’re thinking too small! With the brackish excretions of arseblasted Remongers we could open a whole chain of Nigel Farage themed waterparks.

  16. Oh, come on chaps-look where these “polls” come from. The LSE, breeding ground of all those professional know-all 18 year old Communists and Marxists. At least, it was in my day.

  17. They feel like their square old parents won’t let them hang out with the cool kids at school – France, Germany and Luxembourg, so they run up to their room and slam the door. “I hate you, Dad!”

  18. ‘I recently added a commemorative Brexit kelp garden, watered with the salty tears of ‘progressive’ leftards.’

    ‘With the brackish excretions of arseblasted Remongers we could open a whole chain of Nigel Farage themed waterparks.’

    This is the sort of vision that put the Great in Great Britain, I salute you both.

  19. The inimitable Steve

    Couple of questions for you:

    Where do you carry out the ritual sacrifice of miners children first practised at Orgreave?

    Also, do you have a second home currently being used by Pro Apartheid Boers to launch guerilla attacks on the South African state? – if so, I think we have a right to know

  20. > The automatic right to work or study abroad would be missed by 77% of young people

    They would miss the right to work in civilised parts of western Europe. I doubt any of them would miss the right to work in e.g. Bulgaria; nor are they chomping at the bit for the right to work in future EU member states such as Montenegro and Albania.

  21. I was once a local councillor, and one year we were chucked out on a landslide. Yes, there was shock, anger and sadness at the count, and obnoxiousness from the other side singing Party Songs, but we went to the pub, had a load of drinks, spent the weekend gardening, then the next week sat down to work in the new environment.

    Not throw our toys out of the pram, bust into tears, declare the world unfair, demand a new election. The People didn’t buy what we were selling, move on, hold the new administration to account, do the back office admin that voters never see, build up policies and support for the next election. What’s going to happen to these special snowflakes when they discover they don’t get things Just Because but they have to be worked for and justified.

  22. All larfs to the side lads this generation of puke’s need to be quaranTEENed urgently.

    While the harshness of life will knock some of the leftshite out of them –it won’t be enough. It has not been in prev gens and that older scum is still around to encourage evil young snot.

    They must be squelched good and proper. Sacked from Unis, student debt surcharged 20x and aggressively collected so –short of a lottery win–they never get a penny ahead their entire lives. Blackballed by law from ever being in politics–local or national, law or ANY type of media–including writing. Internal exile to use a soviet phrase.

    Also the Purge must clean up the leftists in education, senior civil service, po-lice etc at every level to prevent re-infection of any new generations etc.

  23. “I really hope they become more conservative as they age otherwise we are completely fucked.”

    Indeed, dear boy, indeed.

  24. Philip Scott Thomas

    TIS –

    …the most ill-conceived European youth employment scheme since The Children’s Crusade.

    LOL. I am so stealing that.

  25. To be fair to young people, living and working in Europe can be fun. By the time I was 25, I had worked in Paris (2 jobs), at the BIS in Basel, at Philips in Hilversum and at an American bank in Brussels. By that time I was out, so I moved to the US. You can do that sort of thing when you are young.

  26. Bloke in North Dorset

    “10% of yoofs want to try their luck finding a job in Ireland, Spain or Greece”

    Somebody needs to write the yoof unemployment figures for those countries on a cluebat and beat the lot of them round the head until some sense sinks in.

  27. 10% of yoofs want to try their luck finding a job in Ireland, Spain or Greece? That’s probably the most ill-conceived European youth employment scheme since The Children’s Crusade. And at least those kebabosceptic medieval kids weren’t snivelling ponces.

    I celebrated Independence Day like a normal person: by wiping my 100% British Beef testicles with an EU flag, followed by some light human sacrifice of needy migrants at the skull-strewn shrine to Maggie Thatcher I keep in the shed.

    That is inimitable, Steve.

  28. Rob

    “The most educated and most ignorant generation in history.”

    Rob, you make this sound like an oxymoron, when it is perhaps a direct causation.

  29. Mahatma Ghandi is of course a hero of progressive lefties, simply because he was opposed to the British Empire and wore sandals. So it’s great pointing out to whining lefty yoof crying over their loss of “rights” to work and live in the EU that Ghandi didn’t believe in human rights. He believed human duties were more important. When you think about it he had a point. If we concentrated more on what our duties as a decent person ought to be and less on ‘rights’ dispensed from a tree in the socialist garden (no doubt the one next to the magic money tree) then the world would be a better place.

  30. They would miss the right to work in civilised parts of western Europe.

    I bet it won’t make much difference: anyone that keen on working in France or Germany would learn French or German, not campaign for an EU superstate while living in the Home Counties. I’ve worked in Kuwait, UAE, Russia, Australia, and Nigeria: I applied for a work permit in each of them.

  31. Is “civilised” a euphemism for “socialist”?

    Anyway, Britain not being in ASEAN doesn’t stop me working in Thailand.

  32. Tim Newman,

    Maybe I’m weird, but I don’t know why anyone particularly wants to work in Europe. I’ve done it for work and it’s like being here. I mean, what are you going to get in Belgium, France or Germany that you don’t get here? You can buy Chimay and merguez in Asda.

    I get that people might want to work in an industry and want to go to a place where that industry is. If you’re interested in winemaking, you probably want to go abroad. But you’ll need some qualifications first, at which point, no problem getting a work permit.

  33. The EU has spent 20 years saying any criticism of them is racist. So the left who define themselves by what they hate, vote Remain because they really hate farage (no other evidence required) while the metro lefties and yoof snowflakes who are totally into virtue signalling vote Remain because they want to show they are ‘not racist’. That is it, no further analysis required. No thought, just tribal voting and back to the x box. The problem is that the only other card Remain had to play with the rest of the country was to try and scare you that leaving would cause the end of the world. And nobody believed them.

  34. @Anon
    When you are young you can think of working abroad as a paid holiday. Plus a wider variety of job options. OK, working in Starbucks may be the same all over the world, but working in businesses or on projects that have no obvious counterpart in the UK can be interesting and worthwhile.

  35. I wonder how many of them can speak French and German. Actually converse in it. How many have read German literature. What do they know of European culture?

    They know absolutely fuck all. Their ‘Europe’ is just a weak abstract concept which has been hammered into their tiny minds for a decade or more. Pro Europe! Evil Tories! England is shit! Etc etc.

  36. “Maybe I’m weird, but I don’t know why anyone particularly wants to work in Europe.”

    It just makes them feel superior.

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