The number of young people who want to leave the UK has doubled since Brexit

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Friday 25 November 2016 12:15

The morning after the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June, no doubt many pro-EU Brits fantasised about moving abroad as they cried over their croissants and leftover Euros.

But the number of young people seriously considering leaving the UK has shot up between now and last year.

Only 13 per cent of Brits aged 18-to-24 were considering moving to another country in 2015. This has now increased more than twofold, to 29 per cent.

This isn't all that surprising when you consider that 71 per cent of this age group voted to stay in the EU, compared to 30 per cent of those aged 65 and over.

But young people aren’t just dissatisfied in the UK. Intrum Justitia surveyed 20 countries, and found that the number of young people wanting to migrate had increased over the past year for most of them.

The number of Italians wanting to move abroad has increased from 37 to 44 per cent over the past year, and in Greece, numbers have shot up from 32 to 43 per cent.

This info graphic from Statista shows the bigger picture:


If only the UK had free movement of people between European countries or something; that would be a great idea.

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