Vince Cable has denied ‘sneering’ at older people who voted for Brexit, despite saying yesterday that the referendum result meant that ‘the old have comprehensively shafted the young’.
During a radio interview, Mr. Cable said:
‘I’m not sneering at them, I’d be sneering at myself, because I’m one of that generation’.
‘If you’re talking about averages, it’s certainly true that the very substantial majority of the older people, the over 65s, voted to leave and a very substantial majority of younger people, under 30s, voted to remain’.
“I’m not trying to belittle the good things about this country’.
‘I was merely drawing attention to a YouGov survey in the week, which suggested there were quite large numbers of people who had given up on the idea of an economic benefit of leaving, who accept there’ll be a significant overall cost’
‘I was also pointing out a substantial majority of those people, according to the survey, were older, had state pensions, who are not in work, and will be imposing this cost on younger working people’.
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