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Author: David Cracknell
Just over a week since the momentous decision was made to Brexit, Tavistock attempts to make head and tail of it in a series of blogs over the next few days. The dust has barely settled, uncertainty abounds, but opportunities will arise. For those of us who enjoy political drama, we always knew that at least Brexit would make better TV. An historic and shock decision to leave the European Union. A double party leadership crisis. Shakespearian plotting and backstabbing. Careers made and broken within minutes - and all just a year after a general election.
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Author: Matt Ridsdale
You’re nearly twice as likely to want to leave the EU if you’re over 55, than you are if you’re between 18 and 34 according to Opinium, a polling firm. Less than a third of younger voters believe we’d be better off out, whereas 55% of older voters want to leave. Commentators have dreamed up a whole host of possible causes for this generational divide. Older voters remember life before we took up membership of a European Union or community. Younger voters tend to be more hopeful that Europe can achieve reform and change. It’s also been claimed that the young place less emphasis on borders and patriotism. But voting intentions seem to run contrary to the divergent economic status and prospects for the generations.
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The Mining Indaba 2016 conference begins in Cape Town next week. Some 7,000 delegates are registered and it is likely to set the political, economic and social tone this year for the metals and mining community.
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