UK'south Cameron urges youthful Britons to vote against Brexit

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 4:39 AM

With overall public opinion evenly split, youth voters are expected to play an necessary role in the referendum outcome because polling shows they're generally more pro-European, but less inclined to vote.

British Prime Minister David Cameron will urge youthful Britons on Thursday to create sure they vote in a June twenty-three referendum on membership of the European Union, warning that leaving the bloc would hit youth voters hardest.

With overall public opinion evenly split, youth voters are expected to play an necessary role in the referendum outcome because polling shows they're generally more pro-European, but less inclined to vote.

Cameron, who wants Britain to stay in the 28-country bloc, will speak at the launch of a campaign targeted specifically at young voters.

"Obtain out there. Register. Vote. Tell your parents, grandparents, friends and colleagues: this referendum will really assistance define whether your generation is stronger, safer and better off," he'll declare according to extracts of his speech.

Cameron will argue that youthful people'south work prospects would be disproportionately affected by the economic impact of an EU exit.

"Who gets hit hardest by those shocks? Youthful people," he will say.

The rival "Out" campaign dismissed that claim, saying that money sent to Brussels below Britain'south membership terms was adding to the national debt that'd have to be paid off by young workers.

"The best thing we could do for current and future generations is to get back control and spend our money on our priorities," said Tom Harwood, Chairman of Students for Britain.

(Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison)

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