Campaigners highlight Brexit issues

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Students casting votes for the Our Future, Our Choice campaign. Pic © JMU Journalism

A youth campaign group has been out in Liverpool and the North West this week to raise awareness of the effects of Brexit.

The Our Future, Our Choice group aims to sign up volunteers to join its cause and show people that they are being active and fighting for a better Brexit.

Following a tour in the North East, Our Future, Our Choice visited Liverpool Hope University to get students to sign their name on their campaign’s battle bus.

The vehicle has been signed by thousands across the country as a public statement to persuade young people to find their voice.

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The group’s focus is to help the public have of an understanding of the issues surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

When asked by JMU Journalism if he thought people had given up on Brexit, volunteer Hugo Lucas said: “No I don’t think so. I think that people on both sides haven’t given up actually.

“I think that this idea of people either giving up or getting bored of Brexit is a myth. As you can see, there are a thousand signatures on this bus and the depth of feeling young people have around the country, even those slightly politically engaged, is sound. They are more united over this than any other issue.

“The most important thing is changing minds. I think that a people’s vote would really give the country a sense of direction.”

The group has also worked with schools by putting on events and debates.

The campaign will finish the tour by visiting Edge Hill University and Manchester.

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