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By the time Brexit happens the UK will have a ‘population that voted to remain’, according to a pro-EU youth movement.

Our Future, Our Choice is demanding a People’s Vote, warning both main political parties of disaster at the next general election if they ignore the views of the younger generation.

The plea comes ahead of a crunch EU summit this week that is designed to agree the UK’s exit terms, although hopes of striking a deal are on a knife-edge.

On Sunday night, talks between the EU and the UK were suspended with fears of a growing Cabinet revolt against Theresa May.

With so much at stake, many people are now growing louder in their calls for a second vote on the terms of Brexit before we leave the EU at 11pm on Friday March 29th 2019.

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Femi Oluwole, the face of Our Future, Our Choice, says that in as little as one year, the number of people who voted Remain could outnumber those who ticked Leave on the ballot box.

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The group claim it will be the young who will be left with the impending ‘economic and political disaster’ and end up paying the price for another generation’s values.

The 28-year-old said that their message to those in Westminster was: ‘Come 2022, you will be facing a population that voted to remain and if Brexit goes ahead, you will be facing a population that will be paying the economic price of a Brexit that your own impact assessments are telling you harms this country.

Anti-Brexit demonstrators fill Parliament Square in central London, during the People's Vote march, which called for a vote on the final Brexit deal. Picture date: Saturday 23rd June, 2018. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Anti-Brexit demonstrators fill Parliament Square in central London, during the People’s Vote march (Picture: Empics)

He added: ‘In 2022, if you don’t give us a way out of this – you’re screwed.’

Our Future, Our Choice was set up to ensure young people’s voices are heard about our future relationship with Europe.

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Femi, a University of Nottingham law graduate, said he believed extremist parties would be the ones to benefit from Brexit as people would abandon the Conservatives and Labour if they were ‘betrayed’.

‘If Brexit happens there will be so much hatred against those two main parties for allowing this to happen because they are the ones that brought us here that people will be looking for anything to find a way out,’ he told Metro.co.uk.

‘Now that’s dangerous because it means that the extreme parties on both sides will finally get a look-in. In a time of political and economic crisis, I’m kind of worried about might happen at the ballot box.’

Anti-Brexit demonstrators fill Parliament Square in central London, during the People's Vote march, which called for a vote on the final Brexit deal. Picture date: Saturday 23rd June, 2018. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Anti-Brexit demonstrators fill Parliament Square in central London, during a People’s Vote march, which called for a vote on the final Brexit deal (Picture: Empics)

Our Future, Our Choice have stressed the demographic changes happening in the UK mean Brexit needs a rethink.

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Official figures put the number of Leave votes at 17,410,742 – 51.89%. This is compared to 16,141,241 to stay – 48.11%.

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However voters in Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to stay plus the majority of people under the age of 45.

The under 25s were twice as likely to vote Remain (71%) compared to the over 65s (36%).

The 25-49 year old group narrowly voted Remain (54%) compared to 40% of the 50-64 year old category.

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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has accused Theresa May of trying to cherry-pick the favourable bits of the EU she would like to keep after Brexit (Picture: Instagram)

In February former Prime Minister Sir John Major caused a stir by declaring that ‘by 2021, the electorate will have changed. Some voters will have left us. Many new voters will be enfranchised. No-one can really know what the ‘will of the people’ may be by then.

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) recently estimated a 52%-48% vote for Remain in 2021 and 54%-46% by 2026.

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Femi, who quit an internship with the EU’s fundamental rights agency to lobby against Brexit, added: ‘The young people do not want Brexit.

‘It is categorically clear from the 2016 referendum, and the demographic shift is so strong that by 2021 – and some polls even put it by 2019 – we will have a population in this country that voted to remain in the EU.

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‘The people living with this, the people trying to raise families in that economy, trying to pay mortgages in that economy, look for jobs in that economy those are the people who voted specifically against that disaster.’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Isopix/REX/Shutterstock (9842379c) UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab and Michel Barnier, European Commission Chief Negotiator Dominic Raab visit to the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium - 31 Aug 2018
Talks last night between Dominic Raab and Michel Barnier broke down but there is just hours until a crucial summit (Picture: Isopix)

There is a growing clamour from members of the public demanding a People’s Vote on the terms of Brexit and there will be a march on Westminster on October 20th.

A recent poll said that 48% of people back a referendum on the final terms of Brexit compared to 24% opposed to the idea.

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Therefore the Remain campaign is stepping up the pressure despite Theresa May ruling out another go at a vote.

They are keen to point out that a People’s Vote is not another way for Remainers to have another go because they didn’t get the result they wanted in June 2016.

Femi said no-one on either side of the Brexit question is happy with the proposed solution by Mrs May, who had admitted she is prepared to walk away without a deal.

Anti-Brexit demonstrators fill Parliament Square in central London, during the People's Vote march, which called for a vote on the final Brexit deal. Picture date: Saturday 23rd June, 2018. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Anti-Brexit demonstrators will be marching again on October 20th (Picture: Empics)

And last night hurried talks between Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier ended with both sides admitting there were still ‘big issues to overcome.’

Our Future, Our Choice said that those who voted to Leave primarily did so because of three main reasons – concern for the NHS, wanting more control over our sovereignty and to be wealthier.

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Femi claimed it was a ‘protest vote’ by people unhappy about politics, especially in areas that have suffered from under-investment by the government for decades.

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Femi, who was born in Darlington and grew up in the midlands, added the NHS has repeatedly warned Brexit will harm research and staffing levels while financial experts say coming out of the single market will damage the economy.

Theresa May’s main stumbling block to getting her Chequers deal agreed by EU leaders is the question of the border in Ireland.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable discussion with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work Charter in central London on October 11, 2018. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP)HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP/Getty Images
There is a growing sense of mutiny against Theresa May (Picture: AFP)

A hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement that secured peace after decades of violence.

To avoid this, the Chequers plan proposed a ‘common rulebook’ in goods and not services but this was rejected by the EU.

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In turn, Europe have proposed Northern Ireland remaining aligned with Brussels rules, which is unacceptable to Mrs May and especially her allies in the DUP who are propping up her minority Conservative government.

There is now talk of the UK remaining part of the customs union on a temporary basis until a viable deal can be sorted.

But Brussels has refused to contemplate a firm ‘end date’ for this arrangement and Tory Brexiteers are suspicious this could turn into a permanent solution, hampering the ability to strike trade deals around the world.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Former Brexit Secretary David Davis MP speaks at an Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) panel discussion to launch their latest Brexit report at One Whitehall Place on September 24, 2018 in London, England. The IEA think thank today puts forward their proposal for Brexit negotiations as an alternative to British Prime Minister Theresa Mays Chequers plan. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis MP wants the Chequers plan overthrown (Picture: Getty)

The Conservative party is now said to be on the verge of mutiny while DUP leader Arlene Foster reportedly said she was ‘ready’ to trigger a no-deal Brexit.

Yesterday former Brexit secretary David Davis openly called for politicians to ‘exert their collective authority’ and bin the Chequers plan.

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There are now believed to be 44 letters of no confidence submitted, just four short of the number needed to trigger a vote on Mrs May’s leadership.

Calling the situation a disaster for all sides, Femi added: ‘Our Future, Our Choice is a youth movement that is saying “this is not going the way that anybody wanted on either side of the divide.”

‘The idea that people voted for Brexit and we should have no right to decide whether or not the Brexit that is being delivered is good enough for our futures and our children’s futures is fundamentally undemocratic.’

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Femi Oluwole from Our Future, Our Choice says in three years time the UK will have a population that voted Remain (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said her 35 Westminster MPs would ‘undoubtedly’ vote for another Brexit referendum and has pointed out that 62% of Scotland voted to stay as part of the EU.

One of the key Scottish independence arguments was that if Scotland left the UK it would not be able to be part of the EU.

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European Council President Donald Tusk has said the UK is free to change its mind and stay or the bloc would even welcome us coming back into the fold at a later date.

Rejoining, however, would probably come with massive strings attached on conditions the UK has managed to get preferential treatment for in the past.

We would have to apply to join like all new member states. Ordinarily new members are expected to adopt the euro and join the currency union.

People protest against Brexit at St. George's Plateau in Liverpool during the Labour party's annual conference being held at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC), in Liverpool.
People protest against Brexit at St. George’s Plateau in Liverpool during the Labour party annual conference (Picture: PA)

A similar challenge would come in relation to being made to join the Schengen area – an area of common travel areas across 22 of the 28 member states.

We would also be expected to adopt all EU laws.

Femi said Brexit had galvanised young people to become more involved in politics, although there are fears it is too little, too late.

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He added: ‘We are hearing a lot from young people these days because we are terrified. We know that this is a disaster.

‘We know that experts say that leaving the EU is bad for us, that it cuts down jobs and makes things more expensive so we trust that. We also know that this changes our opportunities.

He added: ‘For us, we are the generation that is most connected to the outside world. We are a generation that does not see borders.

‘We want the opportunities to live, work and love across Europe and the idea that that can be stolen from us is completely unacceptable.’

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