Young people concerned about post-Brexit loss of rights

More than three-quarters (79 percent) of young people are concerned they’ll be left with fewer rights after Brexit, according to a new study by Amnesty International.

The survey, which spoke to 1,640 people aged between 18 and 24, also found that 75 percent of young people were concerned about ‘Henry VIII’ powers, and more than half of leave voters were also concerned about rights reduction.  A greater proportion of young people from Scotland were concerned about Brexit loss of rights than young people from elsewhere in Britain.

Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: “Leaving the EU doesn’t have to mean leaving rights behind. The Withdrawal Bill must not be used as a Trojan horse for reducing our rights.

“Young people in Britain care about their rights and don’t want to see them taken away because of Brexit.”