Education secretary Nicky Morgan gave a speech today that was presumably intended to rally young people around the government's Remain campaign in the run up to the EU referendum – but the reaction suggests her points fell a little wide of the mark.
Morgan warned that the nation's young would be the most affected by a possible Brexit, but some of the reasons she gave might struggle to convince those sitting on the fence… in fact her attempts to get on board with the yoof have left her looking distinctly out of touch.
Here's how Twitter is reacting to Morgan's Brexit speech
1) Kids will be sad if there's a Brexit because they won't be able to inter-rail anymore
Nicky Morgan scare warning for the kids: Inter-railing and backpacking around Europe will be more dangerous and costly if UK leaves EU.— Emilio Casalicchio (@e_casalicchio) March 29, 2016
2) It will have unintended consequences on companies that define the yoof, like EBay.
Apparently Nicky Morgan reckons eBay and Instagram will stop working if we leave the EU or something…— Bad Teeth (@_BadTeeth) March 29, 2016
Nicky Morgan will claim in her speech ‘This is the generation of Ebay.’ Ebay was founded in 1995. She’s at least one generation out.— Robert Oxley (@roxley) March 29, 2016
3) The yoof can save the day by encouraging their "older friends" to vote Remain. Even if they can't actually vote…
4) Something about the social medias
Nicky Morgan has just referred to "the Twitters" and "the Facebooks"— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) March 29, 2016
5) Lots of Thick of It references, and a few others for good measure
Nicky Morgan receives feedback on her speech this morning to "young people" pic.twitter.com/cDDrAWPZD4— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) March 29, 2016
Nicky Morgan speech latest: pic.twitter.com/Lq9BpTQ7Wg— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) March 29, 2016
Quite like how Nicky Morgan's approach to politics seems to be "well they made fun of her but Nicola Murray got the leadership, didn't she".— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) March 29, 2016