EU referendum: Nearly 2 million young people will emigrate if Brexit goes ahead

Nearly one-fifth of young Brits would consider emigration if UK quits EU, which would result in more than 2 million people leaving the country.

OfficeBroker, the leading independent office search service worldwide, asked 18-34 year old Brits their views on ‘Brexit’ and what they would do if the UK leaves the EU. 

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Sadiq Khan calls for emergency action to fix London’s housing crisis spokesperson, Chris Meredith, said: “​There are so many different factors to consider when it comes to “Brexit”, but while all the politicians are focussing on trade deals and security – both obviously important matters – it seems that they’re neglecting another of the public’s serious concerns: quality of life.”

Despite the fact that emigration involves massive upheaval, only just over half (56.7 per cent) of the young people surveyed answered with a categorical ‘no.’

Almost a third (27.8 per cent) said that they would prefer not to say at this stage, leaving open the possibility that Britain could face a dramatic brain-drain were the decision made to leave the EU, with 43.2 per cent of people open to the idea of emigration. 

The survey, which polled over 1,100 people also found that Northern Irish were more likely to give up on UK if Britain voted to leave the EU

“‘I’m not here to tell anyone how to vote; it’s something that each individual has to decide for themselves. However, precautions need to be taken on both sides of the argument to make sure that whatever result comes through, Brits of all ages are left feeling confident about life in the UK. In the last two years Britain has started moving forward once more; we can’t afford to lose that momentum in a “Brexit” point-scoring exercise,” added Meredith. 

The EU referendum takes place on June 23rd 2016.

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