Student leaders back People’s Vote

Student leaders from 21 countries across Europe have today (Friday) pledged their support for the UK's student anti-Brexit campaigners and backed the campaign in the UK for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

The European Students’ Union, bringing together student representatives from across Europe, today formally opposed Brexit, because it is a bad deal for young people and Europe as a whole, and supported a People’s Vote.

Amatey Doku, of student-led anti-Brexit campaign For our Future’s Sake (FFS) who serves as Vice President of NUS and is a supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“It was fantastic to see such a declaration of solidarity from Europe’s student movement and to see unity behind a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

“Brexit will not just be bad news for young people in the UK. Right across Europe it will do harm to young people’s hopes and prospects – from the threat to the Irish peace process to the prospect of UK universities simply seeing students from elsewhere in the EU as customers who can be charged massive fees.

“After today’s great news, I encourage our colleagues from across Europe to come and join us on the March for a People’s Vote on 23 June.”