Richie Xavier, a 21-year-old barman, said: “I don’t feel it is right for the old people to speak for us. Not to be insensitive, but we have a lot longer to go than they do. So I do feel a little bit robbed of my future.”

Paddy Baker, 21, agreed saying: “Older people voted for this — but we are the ones who are going to feel the ramifications.”

At a meeting of the opposition Labour Party in central London on Saturday, many also voiced concern about the generational fault-line exposed by the vote, between those who cannot remember a Britain without the European Union and those who can.

“The young people that voted overwhelmingly to remain must not be short-changed,” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told the audience.