Today the polls are open in one of the biggest decisions handed to the British electorate in history. A vote in a general election just decides on the government for up to five years but the vote on whether to stay in the EU could be a decision that lasts a lot longer. The last referendum on Europe was in 1975, 41 years ago, or half a lifetime so many voters may never again vote on Britain’s place in or out of Europe.That long period of time is also why this referendum matters immensely to young people, even those who are not yet able to vote.
23rd June. On that day British voters will make the biggest decision since the start of this century; whether to stay in the European Union or to leave. The official campaign does not kick off for more than a month yet; the 14th April. However there have already been twists and turns since the unofficial starting gun of Cameron returning from Brussels clutching the fruits of his renegotiation and declaring Britain’s special status in Europe.