The so-called ‘Ring Your Granny strategy’ is urging young remain voters to blackmail their grandparents who voted to leave the European Union in an attempt to reverse Brexit (good luck with that)
The campaign fronted by Madeleina Kay hopes that mobilising Remain-supporting millennials against relatives who voted Leave could build resistance to a hard Brexit.
“Older people have benefited from EU membership their entire lifetimes and they’re now taking that away from young people who don’t want Brexit, which seems a bit unfair,” said Kay.
— Madeleina Kay (@albawhitewolf) October 25, 2017
Labour peer, Lord Adonis, is also involved with the campaign.
I hate to break it to you Madeleina, but you’re over a year too late!
The referendum was on the 23rd June 2016 and the leave campaign won! I highly doubt you’ll be able to stop a hard Brexit just because a few hundred young voters cried down the phone to their grandparents because they didn’t get their own way.
Kay will be working alongside Femi Oluwole while promoting her new campaign.
Mr Oluwole said:
“The main angle that we’re going for is ‘we didn’t vote for this’,” said the 27-year-old former Nottingham University student. “You as our parents and our grandparents, you care about us, we know you do. Look after us, please.
“We’re going to be the ones looking for a job in a post-Brexit environment. If you care about us, please respect our values, our wishes, our will. It’s not an antagonised young versus old thing, it’s ‘you love us, do this for us please’,”
Can you see this campaign making any difference? I can’t!