Young Voters

Although I do not have a say in this referendum, I have encouraged those with the right to vote to ask questions and get informed. I hope all British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens take ownership and cast their votes on 23 June. The outcome of this referendum will not only shape their own future, but also that of continental Europeans who now call the UK their home.
There are only two days left to go now before voters have their say on whether or not we remain a member of the European Union. This decision is absolutely fundamental to the future of our nation. It's result will shape Britain's 21st century. A century that our young people are more invested in than any of us - they're likely to spend much more time in it! Unlike a General Election, we won't get to 'course correct' in five years' time if we change our minds later, or things haven't work out as we'd hoped. So this vote is in once-in-a-generation decision. We need to get it right.
Young people may be the most affected by the result of the EU referendum. But too often, the media and politicians have shown they aren't interested in our opinions. Despite us being the ones who will deal with the consequences of this vote for the longest, the drama of whether Team Cameron or Team Johnson will control the Conservative Party after Thursday has dominated the coverage.
The only response to this can be ever more powerful messages of hope, unity, and truth, for this is what has inspired and motivated people all over the world and throughout the ages, to take positive political action and make their influence felt. On June 23 history will be made, and if the young are mobilised en masse to vote, they will determine Britain's fate.
It is now four months since the beginning of this referendum campaign when I declared my support for a Leave vote on Thursday. In that time there has been an enormous amount said and written about the arguments for and against the UK's continued membership of the EU.
Look around you. Look at the poison you have created and ask yourself, what are you leaving me? This is your legacy and, regardless of Thursday's result, my generation may well spend the rest of our lives cleaning up.
There's nothing inevitable about the EU. It was born from people's struggles, from the blood of millions, and from people opting to share some sovereignty and work together. It's a beautiful thing - flawed but beautiful - and it needs reforming not abandoning.
I know my vote, and I know that my role in the process is just as important as anyone else's. But are you willing to let someone else have a say in your future? Whether you vote in or out is no longer relevant. However, it is the decision not to make your voice heard that will, as Keira Knightley says, f*ck your future.
Stronger In have made the mistake of putting an entire generation of angry and disenchanted young voters into a box labelled "Remain Voters". That could be a big mistake... We're engaged in a different way, far from the prying eyes of pollsters and politicians. The EU referendum is being discussed in our private Facebook and Whatsapp group chats.