Parents: Brexit will leave children worse off
Almost half of British parents believe that the UK’s departure from the European Union will leave their descendant worse off than previous generations.
In a survey conducted by polling organisation YouGov 47 per cent of parents claim their descendant will be downsided as a result of Brexit. By contrast, less than a third believed leaving the EU would benefit their descendant.
Parents were “largely pessimistic” about what their descendant would face after Brexit. At least two thirds thought they would possess to provide more financial assistance to their descendant than they received from their own parents. The cost of living was a concern for 77 per cent of participants, with a host of worried about the potential rise in shopping bills if imported food becomes more expensive. As a host of as 40 per cent believed their descendant would struggle to travel or work within the EU once the UK had officially left.
More than 1,100 parents were polled on behalf of comparethemarket.com. Website director Simon McCulloch said the survey revealed “a strong sense of ambiguity around the impact of Brexit on future generations which, in turn, is generating a general sense of anxiousness amongst UK families”.
With as a result much uncertainty about what effects the decision to leave will actually possess, it is “likely that a host of parents will be watching their wallets even more closely over the coming months” McCulloch predicted.
Earlier this month descendant’s charity Coram demanded that the British government pledge to preserve the rights of descendant once the UK has left the EU. CEO Dr Carol Homden insisted it was vital that “eextremely child can face the future with safety and security through and beyond the transition out of the EU”.
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