Brexit’s Delay: What do Students Think?

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Halloween night is now over and with the spooky holiday’s passing- we ask ourselves wasn’t a pretty infamous deadline supposed to have taken place?  

 

The bad luck which seems to plague the voted campaign has once again honed in and caused Brexit to not happen, to the exasperation and inconvenience of many.  

 

Brexit has now once more been delayed - now due on January 31st. 

 

Reeling with the aftershock of such news, Radar took to the streets to interview students in Aberdeen.  

 

First, came the reactions of some RGU Journalism students. Aldin, dressed as a blood covered police officer, said: “I feel like it’s going to be delayed forever. It’s sad.” While, Andrew, a Buckfast monk, confesses with a bit of guilt that he hasn’t been following the Brexit news over the last month. 
 

In the queue to Underground, some sort of cat or werewolf laughs and says he hates waiting in line. 

 

 But how does he feel about waiting longer for Brexit?  

 

His name is Ernest, an English Literature and creative writing student at Aberdeen University.  

 

He is also a member of Momentum, a grassroots movement which supports the Labour party.  

 

Ernest said: “The thing about Brexit is that, it’s okay for it to be delayed, because I truly, truly, truly believe, as part of Momentum, -we’re 40,000 strong - we definitely believe there should be a people’s vote. A people’s vote is the way forward. A people’s vote is the only way forward.” 

 

Ernest’s friend Osvald, a Lithuanian studying computer science at NESCOL, simply said: “It’s for the best, you need time for it, I think. I don’t really follow it. It’s good that it’s being delayed.” 

 

At Underground, amongst a sea of badly done Joker facepaints, is Keanu. He’s a second-year mechanical engineering student at RGU, disguised as a mad doctor for the occasion.  

 

Later at Mcdonald’s he expresses an opposite view: “It’s ridiculous to be honest, when you look at the number of delays there’s been. It was a democratic vote that was done over three years ago. That mandate has to be delivered to the people. Whether the politicians like it or not, the people have decided. You can’t go against the result of a referendum before the first result has even been fulfilled, which it hasn’t. So, the idea of a second referendum is absolute nonsense, in my opinion.” 

 

The next Wednesday, on Union Way, a green T-rex is walking about, holding a sign.  

 

It’s been almost a week since Halloween, what is this person doing? 

 

Under the costume is Lisa, a student at Gray’s School of Art. 

 

She’s wearing such an accoutrement for her contemporary art project. 

 

Her sign says “Use your words”.  

 

On the other side there are a bunch of acronyms we use in everyday language.  

 

She explains she is annoyed about the use of these acronyms in the English language.  

 

But what is her opinion about another annoying word: Brexit?  

 

What does she think about its delay? 

 

“It should have never been done,” she said. “I think it should be gone. Boris Johnson is a tool. It’s just an awful situation.” 

 

Overall, a general consensus comes out: these students are tired of the indecision.  

 

Everyone has their own view on this critical topic, but they can all agree they want something to happen.  

 

Nevertheless, they wait once more, with the rest of the UK to see what will transpire in the coming months along with December’s General Election.  

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