Claire Fox, director of the think-tank Institute of Ideas, said protester Madeleina Kay was wrong to say “all young people” wanted the UK to stay in the European Union.
The ‘EU Supergirl’, sat in the front row of a Brussels conference room holding a card that read “Theresa Maybe Brexitland”, before she was kicked out of a Brexit press conference on Thursday, where Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's negiator Michel Barnier were giving an update on talks.
Speaking on Daily Politics, on the BBC, Ms Fox said: “Britain doesn’t need you to be a superhero, no disrespect.
“I want to say something on the generational point, there’s a danger of going ‘all young people are Remain’ or they didn’t know.
Claire Fox said Britain did not need an anti-Brexit superhero
There’s a danger of going ‘all young people are Remain’ or they didn’t know
“We organised one of our ‘battle of ideas’ Question Time at Wimbledon book festival, all sixth formers, all young people, and a number of the adult panelists said ‘all young people are Remain’.
“The first young girl who put her hand up said ‘the most exciting thing that’s happened is Brexit’.”
The EU is finally preparing for the next phase of Brexit negotiations on future trade with the UK in a major breakthrough for Theresa May’s team.
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European Council President Donald Tusk has asked the 27 EU states to start discussing trade internally ahead of next week’s summit, a draft document has revealed.
In a news conference yesterday, EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned talks on the first phase were still “deadlocked” over the divorce bill, describing the stalemate as “disturbing”.
Mr Barnier said he hoped “decisive progress” by December would allow talks of a post-Brexit deal to finally begin.
But Mr Tusk’s document is more upbeat, talking of good progress and the hope of trade talks beginning soon with “internal preparatory discussions” by EU officials in the meantime.
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