Young voters have become disillusioned with both sides of the EU referendum debate because of a mixture of the extreme nature of the arguments and the use of political "jargon", according to campaigners. Organisers of the UK's first ever Data Rave – an event held at Birmingham's Millennium Point which aimed to help people aged 16-30 "delve into the potential impact of a Brexit or remain" – said politicians have made it confusing for some people to make up their minds on how to vote in the historic referendum.
With the vote 2.5 weeks away on 23 June, the result is still too close to call, with several opinions polls giving both declaring Britain will vote to leave or remain.
There has been a push – especially from the Remain campaign – to get younger people to vote as they are seen as the crucial demographic to swing the result in their favour come 23 June. However, social entrepreneur Anisa Haghdadi, who organised the Data Rave event, told Sky News young people have been "completely isolated" from the conversation regarding Britain's future in the EU.
She described how Westminster politicians have put some people off from voting, whereas others are "confused" as to whether they are voting for In or for David Cameron.
Social media entrepreneur Amrit Singh, who was also at the event, added: "There seems to be a lot of talk, but it just goes over people's heads. People nowadays are afraid of debating which is quite shameful and quite sad to see because having a debate is brilliant.
"I think what we need to fix is bringing people back to having a sensible debate and not worrying about annoying each other or hurting people's feelings."