All across the spectrum of young people from those who follow and engage with politics to those who take less than even a passing interest, there is a feeling of anger at the result of the referendum.
I was on a school trip on the morning of the 24th and no one was without a strong negative opinion about the outcome, regardless of preferred political party, sex, or economic standing.
Although the repercussions of this vote will be felt by all but the wealthy and well protected, many young people believe, in my opinion rightly so, that the younger generation will be the hardest hit.
Already we see the signs of what is to come - interests rate rises pushing already unaffordable houses further out of our reach, the economy, barely recovered from the crisis of 2008, is at risk of sliding back into recession, or as the Tories see it, another reason to extend Austerity ever further. Jobs will be yet again harder to find as businesses move abroad and investment is frozen, yet options of work overseas are now out of our reach. On a more general level, standards that the EU once guaranteed are now in peril - workers' rights, and environmental safeguards are now in the hands of the Tories.
 
This is why the importance of a strong and unified Labour Party cannot be stressed enough. The more the party fights, the weaker we are, and less able to change things for the better. At any other time, the in fighting we are seeing in the Labour Party would seem bad, but now it is simply unjustifiable. This referendum has put at risk the exact things the Labour Party is meant to champion, yet when we turn to it it is too busy tearing itself apart to be an effective opposition to even the Tories who are now in a more shambolic state than ever before. The Labour Party, the party of unity, should be the party uniting our divided country and its progressive democratic socialism should be seen as the path that Britain takes as it reshapes itself as a country independent from Europe. And The Labour Party should easily be able to win an upcoming election against a Tory party which has now lost its only credential of 'being good for the economy', and has also proven to be full of people entirely unworthy of the voters' trust.
Yet can any one here say that the Labour Party as it stands is capable of doing so? 
 
So as the Party struggles forward to find some sort cohesion there is of course the question of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. It cannot be made clear enough that the reason so many young people support him is because a vote for Corbyn is a vote for change. As long as he can be considered that, he will have their complete support in the Party. In the wide opinion of young people, the principles and economics that Jeremy stands for seem to be about the only things able to change this country so that it works for the many not the few, and that desire for greater equality is one which young people, along with party members of all ages will fight to the dying end to preserve. Without it, the Labour Party has lost its very purpose. That is not to say that Corbyn is the only person able to keep those values at the head of our party but regardless of who may be leader at the next election, we must never forget that to enact the changes that so many members want to see and is so crucial for young people, the Labour Party must be united and principled but also in Government.
Finally, the Labour Party needs to continue to reach out to young people to increase engagement in politics. We are a movement as well as a party, and despite the actions of some members of the parliamentary Labour Party to stall that movement, we must not stop organising action and taking action at a grassroots level. Only 36% of people aged 18-24 voted at the referendum and it is imperative that as a party on a local and national level one of our top priorities going forward is increasing young people's engagement in politics. There soon be announced a gathering of young people to discuss the political issues faced by the left, supported by the Devizes Labour Party.