Age and the Referendum

More than the xenophobia and lies, what upsets me most is the elderly voting on something for which they won’t feel the consequences. Voting to return to some illusory golden age, like a Daily Mail pastiche of the Victorian era; Britain ruling the waves and none of the pesky dark people from the colonies allowed in here. No recollection of the misery allowed for the majority before the NHS, feminism, and worker rights.
That world is gone.
What opportunities and responsibilites do we have in this new one?
Meanwhile, my 17 year old niece and nephew, who turn 18 in August, are voiceless.