Old people are the worst. The youth vote was overwhelmingly to remain in the EU because, you know, they’re actually going to have to deal with this for decades. Old folks? Not so much.
We have the same problem on this side of the pond, and it’s why we’re going to put someone in the White House long after they should have been set adrift on an ice floe. (Was that kinda harsh? Cause it felt kinda harsh.)