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Magaluf! Free Speech Special

Live from Magaluf in Mallorca, a panel discusses issues such as the boozed-up reputation of the British abroad and if leaving the EU would enhance job prospects for young people.

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setting over the bay and we've got an audience of holidaymakers,


workers, locals and you. Welcome to the only show where you can have


your say about what you care about right now on BBC Three. We're live


from mag Louvre from our Summer Special -- Magaluf, with our summer


Special, Free Speech. Grab as many opportunities as possible, but it's


an uphill struggle. This is an equality issue. There's


more expected from people nowadays. Edwards. Tonight we're live on the


beach in Magaluf. Lively bunch. They're here to tell us what they


think and we want to hear what you think at home too. Just tell Tina.


Thank you very much. How nice is this, welcome to Free Speech on the


beach. I want you to get online with Facebook, Twitter and the BBC. Here


Facebook, Twitter and the BBC. Here Facebook, Twitter and the BBC. Here


to what you think of the panel's point of view and it operates via


Twitter. Just use #yes or #no followed by the first name of the


panelist each time awe gree or disagree with them. Here's our


panel. Their first job is to tell us who they are and what they're doing


here. I'm Amplify Dot, I'm a rapper and I'm here to vent. I'm Emma Kenny


and I'm a psychologist and broadcaster. I'm Adam Deacon, an


action film maker. I'm Lottie Dexter and I ran a campaign for young,


unemployed people. That is your panel.


APPLAUSE Let's get going. You're probably


thinking why is Free Speech on the beach? The answer is. This. 12


million Brits head to Spain each year. Over two million of them,


mainly aged 16 to 25 come here to have fun in the sun. What have you


been up to? Who's been tearing this place a new one? Been spending last,


God knows how long, getting wasted, working during the day and partying


at night. Similar to most people here? A resounding yes. Brits abroad


just basic legends. The Foreign Office reports that ten Britons a


week are hospitalised following a drinking session in Majorca and


Ibiza. Marta has a question. Should young people behave better on


holiday? We're talking about holiday resorts all around the world, not


just this one. I know there's a lot to say on this. We want to keep the


debate moving. Emma, you have 30 seconds to give us a taste of your


point of view. I think that young people will want to have a good


time. I think it's really important thaw come out and enjoy yourselves.


I don't feel that I'm puritan in my belief systems. You should be having


a great time. Drinking is part of that. I would like some young people


to have a few more boundaries of safety because you're really


important. You are the future. It's really integral that you don't fall


off balconies, for example. So get out. There youth is for the young.


Enjoy yourselves. Remember, you are a number one priority. Great timing


as well. APPLAUSE


I'm very liberal. I'd say these kind of holidays are a rite of passage. I


loved my first holiday away from my parents. Putting too many rules on


it takes away from what it is. It is your first time away from your


parents. It's a time to let loose. I'm all for. It I'd say similarly,


have a few boundaries and don't go too crazy. But your parents aren't




Is anyone's's parents here? Yeah. One lonely voice. It's a nightmare.


Do we feel there have to be boundaries? No? You think just get


on with it. I feel nervous.Yes. Looking at it I think you said 2. 5


people travel to this place and ten Brits a week are hospitalised. Over


the course of the season, there's 20 weeks and only 200 people


hospitalised. Good maths. For you 200 people is acceptable collateral?


It's like 0. 0 1% or something like that. It's a very small minority.


Most people do have boundaries so it's important to have them and the


one that's don't have them should maybe instigate them. Who think


that's 200 people is too many getting hospitalised? No? Everyone's


happy with that. I think people have boundaries if they're going on


holiday any way. But at the end of the day, have fun, be safe. Don't be


stupid. If you're going to climb over a balcony, why? You wouldn't do


it normally. Unless you are paralytic in the street, but if


you're like that you won't be able to walk to the balcony and climb


over. It's ridiculous. I don't get why someone if they're in a hotel


thinks oh, yeah I'm going to climb over a little barrier that's three


storeys up. Why? It's stupid. going to be talking about this


balcony thing a bit later on. Tina, what are people saying? It's all


kicking offment loads of messages Brits I've seen behave abroad. It's


the minority that don't." Any of you in the minority? No-one's going to


admit it on TV. Maybe that guy. What do you think? I've been on many


holidays with my boys and it's just about you go there to have fun. You


go with your mates. It's like a rite of passage. You're away from your


parents. You want to let your hair down. Most Brits, yeah, we're going


to drink. At the same time it's a minority that go crazy and jump off


a roof. So, I think just have a good time. Come on holiday, have a good


time, respect the country at the same time. But be responsible.


rerespecting the country? Some do, some don't. Not necessarily. If you


walk around the strip, a lot of them disrespect the Spanish people that


live here and the police. It's just a shame. That is a minority as well.


Most of us have a wicked time and look after the place. But there is a


minority of people that do actually take the Micky a bit. What's your


take on this? A gree. Having one person hospitalise issed one too


many. You have to -- hospitalised is one too many. It's good to have fun,


but don't go too far. You need to be aware where the boundary is. Who has


posted on social media during this holiday and something that actually


they feel a bit embarrassed about? Has anyone put anything up? Yes. She


is embarrassed. What due put up? Anything specifically from this


holiday? I'm trying to think, because there's so many things.


passed out with your birthday cake. Yeah I went out for my 2 1st. I fell


asleep on my birthday cake box. It was like 8pm. I only started


drinking at like 7pm. But do you worry that future employers or


something might see stuff like that and take a dim view of it? Like when


I go back to the UK? Yeah.Yeah, but at the same time, like, out here,


luckily I have good friends out here. They all looked after me and


stuff. If I did it at home they would look after me as well, but we


are out here working and loving life and doing different - like at home,


on the weekend, I go out, it's like letting your hair down. In the UK I


have a serious job that does weigh you down. I came out here to get


away from it all. If I want to fall asleep on my birthday cake, I will.


APPLAUSE We've heard now from everyone on the


panel which means... It's power bar time. It has made it here. This is


where you find out what the audience at home think of what you've said so


at home think of what you've said so at home think of what you've said so


at home think of what you've said so far. Are you ready? Adot is edging


it for now. Everyone doing well. Are there any Spaniards in? Any? One


Spaniard! OK. What do you make of, let's be nice to him, what do you


make of the Brits abroad? What do you make of the guys you see coming


here? Coming over here, making jokes. Somebody is going to the


strip and make making offers and me, I'm making jokes. It's OK. You don't


mind it? You welcome it? It's my job and I'm lucky for my job. The people


is coming from drinking. The people are happy and they go to the strip


normally. I'm probably unpopular saying this, but I think there's a


lot of pressure on young people to take part in certain things that,


when I watch, doesn't necessarily feel like in their best interests. I


know most of you here haven't felt you haven't done anything that you


didn't want to do but from my exierns, the drinking games, the


sexised -- sexualised behaviour that's expected and encouraged can


sometimes put some young people in a position that I don't think they


would choose to be in, but the pressure builds up and they feel


that they've got to take part in them. Don't get me wrong, I think


you should all have an excellent time. For my part, I don't think


it's a young person's issue. It's the promoters issues. It's the


behaviour that some people aren't ready for are so drunk they don't


know what they're doing. There should be more mindfulness on the


part of promoters really. Do you feel pressured at all? There's


plenty of programmes on the Telynau with the parents -- on the telly


now, with the parents, everyone sees what goes on here. They even explain


it to you before you've bought your ticket what's going o to happen.


agree but I think it would be nice to know that young people are looked


after. Sometimes it can be not getting them completely plaitered.


It's all laid out for you. It's the sun, the sea, it's cheap drink. It's


very cheap drink. It is cheap. People are under a lot of pressure


in Britain, especially young people. They look forward to it all year


round to come to a country like this and let their hair down. So, it's a


balancing act. At the same time, be responsible, but you've paid your


money, got your flat and you want to have fun. It's just about, you need


to know the people you're with as well. You need to have a tight group


of friends and that will look after you, like the girl over there said.


She knows that her girls have got her back. It's part of that as well.


Your friends won't let you start jumping over a balcony. If they are,


they're not your friends. People are getting themselves into trouble. The


sexual assault rates are really high, so a large, a lot more young


people are getting into situations where they are precarious and they


are drunk and at risk. It's the promoter's job to look after them.


It's the same in Britain. I drive from Shoreditch right. People are


lying on the street. We are in East London and so I think personally,


Britain's always had a culture of drinking. We drink heavily. When


it's laid out for you in the sun and sand, the music's there, it's a very


hard balancing act. I think it's all down to the individual


responsibility. APPLAUSE


There's a message. " I cringe seeing Brits abroad crawling on the floor


wasted. It's so embarrassing." think that the Brits abroad image is


exaggerated? Do we think it's fair? I think it's the same thing that


goes on back home. It's just not documented on TV and the newspapers.


You're sure you behave the same out here as you do at the weekends then?


Yeah? You go to any town centre. was in Liverpool last weekend. It


was no different to outside the clubs last night. Any town centre.


You have to ask yourselves why do British feel the need to get so


drunk that they need to be lying on the floor. That's the real question.


It's not a tourism issue. It could be anywhere, you go to any town


centre and you will see it. Why do young people feel the need to get so


off their face that they need to go on the floor? Why? The bad points


are always the bad points that people remember. I work as a PR out


here. Most nights, you always see one or two people being dragged home


early because they've had too much. I've been out here nearly two months


and I've only seen twice where someone's either been asleep on a


bench but there's always been people helping him. You might be somewhere


else, but people generally sleep in the gutter. It is kind of made out


to be a bit worse than it actually is. It is back home. I'm from Essex,


on a Friday night you come out and there are people just on the floor


It is probably worse in Britain because you will see someone in the


gutter. Out here, the police aren't having it. They are on it. They see


a British person acting crazy, and they will stop it. The fact is the


laws are in place, and I think we got to go back home, back to


Britain and ask ourselves why the hell do we need to get so wasted?


Do you know what I'm saying? And you look at the countries Spain and


France. They're around a lot more alcohol. They get brought up


drinking at home. They have a meal, a glass of wine... But in


moderation. In moderation. It's our culture. We've always had it. We've


always had a culture of drinking excessively. But there's nothing


else to do. Everything you do, hanging out with your friends, is


around drinking, going to the pub. That's where you get funny stories.


There has to be other stuff to do, and I think we maybe need to do it


a bit more. Even the older generation - where do most of them


meet up? Down the pub. That's just how it is. People have to accept


that alcohol is a part of life. As Adam was saying, it is the fact


that over here they're brought up with it and how back home some


people might go out before they're legal to, but over here, you know,


the law is a lot less. I mean, I've PR'd people out here it turns out


they're 16. Because people look old enough - you get a lot of 17, 18-


year-olds think this is our chance. We can go away, have a blowout,


test their limits. It's their chance to have fun as a group


instead of back home with the pressures of people saying, last


time I saw you doing this! It's no worries. It's just, I can wake up


and do what I want. Some of them still have morals, but it's just


knowing that... People want to get off their face. What you're saying


is important. It's just questioning what's going on with people. As I


said,ing you people in France and Spain, they'll have a glass of wine


at 14... Five, with water.Really, it's about the taboo. It's about


the fact that young people can't wait to be 17 so they can go out


without their parents and get totally bladdered. Sent about self-


esteem as well because when we look at psychology, the truth is the


lower you feel about yourself, the higher risk activities you'll take


part in. I think that's taking it too deep. I honestly think binge


drinking, like you said, is inherently British. Psychology.I


think it's a British thing. It is. It really is. You say that Britain


just has a massive problem with binge drinking, and you don't see


there's a reason for that? There's going to be an underlying issue,


but I think it's a cultural thing. It's a curltural thing. Be honest,


right? You watch TV programmes, innit, comedies, whatever. You


watch the comedys that are on TV now. It's all about young people


getting drunk, doing madness. Obviously that's going to have an


effect. We're waiting for the day we can go abroad without our


parents to get totally mashed up. That's really what it is. It's


levels. You know what I'm saying? I have been there, and you won't see


me lying there in the street totally out of my face, but at the


same time I am a bit of a light- weight as well, so my body weight


can't - you've got a big guy, it's going to be a different thing, but


the basics of it is, is that we drink to get messed up, and that is


the question - why do we do that? Why can't we just have a little


drink, get a little wavy and keep it as that? Why do we have to go


mad? Mixed response online. This They disagree and think, actually,


people do go wilder when they're Good time to have a look at the


Power Bar to see if anything has changed, and Adam, you have stormed


ahead of Adot probably because of your speech in the past few minutes.


I think a lot of people are just as upset as you about seeing people


Some people are using our hashtag, Free Speech on the Beach. A special


hashtag, I love it. No question, holidays are about relaxing and


having fun, but consider this - one Brit has died and three more


injured in Meditteranean holiday resorts in the last month alone.


The Foreign Office felt compelled to issue this video. Me and a


couple of friends went in May 2011, Magaluf, for a short break. I was


on the balcony. I needed a lighter for a cigarette, so I asked the


balcony below. He threw a lighter up. I went to grab it, leaned out


over the balcony and just hit head first. I hit six or seven balconies


on the way down and landed on a plastic sun lounger. My friends who


saw the accident said that if the lounger weren't there, I would be


dead. I cut my face - that was quite a bad one, both eyelids slip


open, a hole either side, done my teeth in, fractured my skull,


snapped my wrist, most of the fingers on that wrist, got a big


gash on the leg. You can see the bone and stuff. I don't know what I


had quite done to my other wrist - I think I fractured it or something


like that, and back problems as well. That's the main one. We're


not just talking about Magaluf here. It's a much broader issue in


holiday resorts around the world. We've got a question from Ben.


Where's Ben? There he is. Should we do something about when we try


promote the issues of travelling abroad and the safety issues in


schools and colleges? Hang on, Rick. Before you start the clock, I am


launching the question live on Facebook and twits twit right now.


You can join in and have your say online - Twitter - while everyone


here is having theirs. The question is should we warn people about the


dangers of travelling abroad through schools and colleges. We'll


start with you, 30 seconds starting now. For me, I first went on my


first holiday five years ago with my mates, and may nots warned me. I


think a lot of it is parental guidance. I think we all do things


that we wouldn't want our parents to see, but ultimately your valued


are instiled to you by your parents. I don't think it's something that


needs to be coming through the school curriculum, I don't think.


It needs to be that embedded in our day-to-day learning. I think it's


something you learn at home, then out here maybe there should be a


few things to just perpetuate those lessons when you're here. From my


point of view we should absolutely educate people from day one, but we


have some great parents but we have some poor parents. School is a


fantastic place to educate you on all of those issues, so I would say


if education can save one life, then do it. It's as simple as that.


I agree. I think we need to go through schools and colleges, but I


also think the Government needs to be proactive about campaigning on


social media because I wasn't prepared for the balconying before


I came out here, then I went on Facebook and Twitter... I heard


about this on YouTube. Why are they not taking this off? You know what


I'm saying? If people are seeing it on YouTube, people jumping off


balconies, obviously, it's just common sense someone else out there


is going to maybe try that same thing. I think it's responsibility


from all angles - Government, schools - because, as you said,


parenting in Britain is lacking. Do you know what I'm saying? More and


more single mums - so at the end of the day, I think it's an all-around


thing. Do you get what I'm saying? YouTube, if someone's put a video


out of someone jumping off a balcony, put that off. They're


quick enough to take off a rap artist swearing, you know with a


I'm saying? Take that off. Don't let that stuff be seen to the


masses so people start getting ideas about, actually, I'm going to


go and do that. I just think, you know what - it's about individual


responsibility. Know who you're going out there with, and schools


can do so much. The Government can do so much, but really it's down to


family values, man. Exactly.It's about how you have been brought,


and that's how I see it. And a it's about knowing the consequence of


your actions as well. Whether that's going out, being sick and


your friends having to take you home or killing yourself by falling


off a balcony and your parents getting a phone call - it's about


knowing the consequences of your actions and taking responsibility


for it. It's a heady mix, isn't it? You go on holiday, expecting to


have a good time, getting drunk - people are doing things outside of


their comfort zones. I don't care what anyone says - when I went on


holiday, I did. People who book you into those holidays and look after


you in the hotels have to take responsibility. I am sure lots, do


but people do make mistakes when they're drunk. It's about


protecting them. I think it's very important the Government lets


people know about insurance. Absolutely. I have had friends that


have not considered holiday inshurs. They thietz going to be like


Britain. They go to the hospital - they have accidents, then they get


a massive bill. They're not covered. Are you saying that they should be


taught in school? Not taught in school. I don't - I'm not saying


that - no, we need... It's unrealistic. I'm getting older now,


isn't it? But I am saying there should be some subjects that it's


just about real life, whether it be - it's about the Government


understanding what young people do and young people go abroad and get


drunk. Young people have sex. They have sex underage. So they need to


understand these things happen, so let's not cover it under the bed


anymore. Let's actually have a session in school where it's like,


you know what? We know what you're doing, so if you're going to do it,


these are the precautions. This is what needs to happen. You get


insurance. You wear condoms. You don't drink to the point of falling


on the floor, and I think that's the time we're at at the moment


because otherwise, you're watching TV, and you're seeing it from a


comedy or a drama, and you're getting your own ideas about it, so


I think - I don't want to get into another subject, but I think if


we're going into the education system, I think it all needs to be


changed up, about real life. Yeah, yeah. I am saying that as an actor


- going off on one - I didn't know about sex, self-employment. Why


didn't they teach us this stuff? Thrr divided opinions over who is


You're a PR manager of a bar? Talk to me about your drinks policy.


policy is you pay a certain price, then you get a free bar which lasts


from the opening to the shutting hours. Right. So it's a flat-rate


entry, then you can drink as much as you like? Yeah.Do you think


that's responsible? I think the responsibility - well, the


responsibility lies with the person who buys the product if the first


place, I think. The security are very good, I believe. If somebody


is too intoxicated, they're asked to leave. If there's somebody


causing trul, they are asked to leave -- trouble, they're asked to


leave. But the fact they're getting too intoxicated in the first place.


You divung the street, yeah, and they're all competing, "Come to our


club, and we'll give you free drinks, plus shots, pay �5". They


want people to come to their club. They're offering everything. Come


to our club and you'll get drunk for �5. The clubs need to take


responsibility. When you're saying what you're saying - somebody gets


too inebriated, we throw them out. Actually, you have a responsibility


for that, to just don't get them inebriated to that point. You can't


blame the promoters. It's about responsibility for everyone.


promoters have a job to do. I'm sure they have targets. They're


trying to make an income. When you're in these places, there is


opportunities to do other things. Last night I was out - I saw people


giving out laughing gas, people giving out shots, but there's no-


one giving out condoms or bottles of water. Exactly.There are things


that can be done to make everybody more responsible. If we did educate


people, hopefully they wouldn't be in that situation in the first


place, so it's about stopping them getting to that point. You asked


the question. What do you think? Yeah, I think they should


definitely be doing something more. I remember two years ago I was at


college. I am a guilty driver. When I used to drive, I never used to


wear a seat belt. One day the college took not even an hour and I


sat and watched a video where they do the seat belt thing, going


through it all, the consequences of it all, never in that point have I


never worn a seat belt again - a similar video, one day, if that.


Information is everybody's fail- safe. That's all it is. Young


people talk on Twitter. They talk on Facebook. Have the Government


caught up with that? They haven't. It has to be a conversation, not


just ramming things down people's throats - you must do this. It's


about engaging with people. That's the only way it's actually going to


get across. Totally agree. This thing ever. You pay 25 euros and you


get unlimited drinks. You don't have to keep getting out their purse,


losing money. Nothing to worry about. They can focus on having a


good time and having fun with their friends, which they've paid for.


They've paid hundreds of pounds to come over here to have a good time.


That free bar offers a good time and you don't have to spend any more


money. A cheap night. I was a barmaid for the same bar last year,


Fayhe felt that someone was too drunk -- if I felt that someone was


too drunk, I wouldn't serve them. If they got really aggressive,


spaernlly guys sometimes, then -- especially guys, then get chucked


out. We do have bottles of water behind the bar. The lady over here.


I'm a barmaid as well. I work for the same company. Have you got a


monopoly? Pretty much! I find that when I refuse to serve people when


they're doo drunk, their friends will come -- too drunk, their


friends will come up and get the drinks. Your friends have to have


responsibility with it. If I think your friend's too drunk, but you


want to get them more drunk, who's responsibility is that then? I


refuse to serve them. Yeah. I was going to say that absolutely nowhere


in their free bar does it say you have to drink alcohol. You can get


water, coke, lemonade, look after yourselves. It's not down to anyone




They're drunk, so we also have to take responsibility because as soon


as you're drunk you've not got the same conscious thinking. We know


that. We know that's what alcohol does. At that junkure we have to


trust other individuals, such as bar staff to look after that individual.


That's the way it goes. At the same time, though, surely, I sell tickets


on the island. Wherever you're selling for whichever one you're


selling a package for, if you're trying to sell a product for, you're


going to be honest, OK, you want to get wasted you're on holiday, if you


don't want to get wasted, you've come to the wrong place. Everyone


who comes here is here to get wasted. I shake my head at anyone


who says they're not here to have a good time. What are people saying on


social media? Let's go to Liam who says, " It's down to the parents to


educate them on the dangers." Monica says, " We should make people aware


of the dangers but not to the point we put them off. However it's more


important that we show them that going abroad doesn't have to be


about getting wasted, it can be about seeing sights and having fun."


Well edited. There's one more from Peter as well. " Some people just


forget they're not Superman once they are drunk." We reset the Power


bar on the last debate. Adot you're in the lead begun. You can influence


the power bar too. Get on Twitter now. Tell our panelists what you


think of them. Use #yes or #no followed by their first name. If you


agree with Adot has #yes Adot or #no Adot and the same with each of the


others' names. Make your voice heard on Free


Speech. Next in Britain latest figures show one young person in


five is unemployed. Here in Spain more than half of young people are


out of work. Many leave Spain to look for jobs with tens of thousands


arriving in the UK each year. Back in London, we asked young Spaniards


what brought them to Britain. I leave Spain for work because we


haven't got any opportunity right now. All my friends and all family,


kind of, suffering to get a job. They're struggling. I came to London


because I wanted to improve my English. I am a teacher in my


country. Right now I'm studying tourist management. I'm looking into


the situation especially now in Spain, there's nothing telling me or


making me think to go back at all. No. I never go back to Spain.


probably go back, but obviously, now with the economy, how things are


going in Spain, it's not the best time. Maybe I will go back to Spain,


one day. My plan is to go back in one year's time from now, but you


never know. We've got a question from Lewis. We're represents for the


-- reps for a company and my question is in the current economic


climates do you think we'll see young Brits move ago broad to start


work. Adam I think is answering the call of nature. Lottie 30 seconds


now. I don't think we will. I think that they should be able to. I think


the key to this is education. It's about making sure that young people


have the right skills, right education to get the jobs at home as


well as abroad. I think that we need to drastically we form our


vocational education system. We need to look to Germany, Austria and take


on board some of the things they're doing. Countries in the EU with very


low youth unemployment. I don't think that we will, because they


don't speak the language. I think we should get on top of our training


system so they can. You spoke quickly at the end and did well.


What's the question? Will we see - pay attention by the way - will we


see more young Brits work ago broad in the current economic climate?


I think Brits working abroad is very seasonal. The EU allows that, an


opportunity for people to come away for a few months and have fun in the


sun and make money. There are so many opportunities in the UK, that


it's not so much about Brits leaving to go and work in other EU


countries. It's more about how many people are coming from other


countries to work in the UK. That's a more significant number. Remember,


we are live and you can talk to us now. We're on Facebook, Twitter and


we're on BBC online. Your opinion at home matters. So let's hear it.


Tina, give me an example. This is from Laura. Everyone's concentrated


around immigrants because it's a media bubble. No-one seems to even


menage bad working edgic, attitude and lack of basic literacy and math


skills issues that are widely spread along Brit youth. Where's Erikah?


There you are. How long have you worked over here? At the moment I've


been here for two-and-a-half months. I worked last year as well for six


months. Have you found it? Really good. I love it. I'll do it forever,


if I could. Why have you come over here for work? You can't find o work


or work that you want to do back home? I just don't feel like England


is the place for me, personally, I just don't really want to live


there. The lifestyle and just basically, like, constantly having


to go to job interviews, just to get somewhere in England is hard. You


have to have your head right in the game. But here, it's like so easy.


It's just like a nice, laid-back lifestyle, where you can chill out,


making money and have a good life. Whereas I'm constantly stressed back


home. OK. Emma? I think that economic migrants is really


important. We need lots of people to come to different countries to work.


Particularly in England there are certain people who don't want to do


certain jobs. I worked in France, Australia when I was young. I think


it's a fantastic opportunity to discover the world, experience new


cultures and earn some money. At the end of the day, if you're earning


money in a job and contributing to a system in that country, I can only


see that as a positive. Snv Adam? I'm glad you've come back. I'll be


honest... You don't know what the question S I had to run to the


toilet. I'll be so honest. You've got to do what you've got to do.


Personally, I think people are going to go where the work S that's how


it's always been. I was watching the news a month ago, and people in


Britain are leaving their families behind, like children, to go abroad


because the work's there. I think as long as people are going to come to


our country and give an input and work hard, I don't see that being a


problem. It's the people that come over and exploit it. They just


exploit our system, that's wrong. I think British people should feel


like they are part of something. You know, I'm not saying that work


should go to British people first. I'm not saying that. I'm saying that


it always goes to the hard workers. There is jobs out there. It's very


hard. There's a limited amount of jobs. At the same time, British


people are very aware of what jobs they want to do and what they don't


want to do. If Spanish people are going to come over and dot work that


necessarily British people don't want to do, it's not a bad thing.


People come over, work hard, it's all good. This is your area Lottie.


A run a campaign called Million Jobs and the problem for lots of our


young people is they don't have the right skills. The education system


doesn't teach them how to get a job. It doesn't teach them about writing


a CV. We don't have enough really good quality training courses in the


-- courses. In the Netherlands, Germany, 75% of young people go on


to do really good vocational courses. In this country hardly


anyone does. A third of 16 to 19-year-olds that are doing training


courses are actually doing one that's are hindering their job


prospects not helping them, because they're that low quality. That's


ridiculous. It's got to change. The gentleman in the light blue


shirt. I love thaw stood up. APPLAUSE


British people are just so lazy, that's what it is. You're telling me


a British person is actually too good to be a cleaner? They're


looking for cleaners. I'll only served two years of my asprentship I


had to -- apprenticeship. I had to work my bum off to get where I got


to, where I am now. That's is it. I'm from Middlesbrough. That's one


of the most deprived areas. It's like one of the worst places for


unemployment. If I got told, if someone said to me go get a job,


three hours to get three, four jobs, no problem. Some employers don't


care so much about qualifications, it's people skills. That's what we


need to go back through schools, colleges, get everyone clued up on


people skills. Once you've got that you go far. II think it's strange


that most people agree that free trade with other countries is


generally good but free movement of people isn't. But they're two sides


of the same coin. In Britain, immigrants as a whole are a net


contribution to taxation. The whole idea that they come over and take


our benefits and stuff is completely wrong because they're actually a net


contribution to us. Without immigrants in the UK we would have a


wider deficit. I don't understand how people can think they're helping


the economy is synonymous with stopping immigration. What we're


starting to talk about here is the EU and whether it's helping or


hindering job prospects for young people. Have a look at this:


I'm 25 and I'm Dutch. I've been living in Manchester for almost a


year now. I fell in love while I was travelling. I just moved to England


because I want to be with him. It was easy for me to come to the UK.


It's part of the EU. Different cultures can bring different skills


and ideas to different countries. I'm Melissa. I'm 20 years old. I've


never been to Europe. I've never been out of the UK. I think that the


UK should leave the EU. I don't think that we can afford to be in


the EU. The UK is giving out more than what we get back. The UK


doesn't have a choice in bail United States. -- bail outs. I work for


Reclaim, a youth mentoring charity. I'm concerned about youth


unemployment in the EU at the moment. It's mainly the young people


who suffer. I can understand people's concerns when it comes to


European people taking jobs in different countries, but then, I


think we should definitely stick together and face this crisis as a


big community. Think there will be less jobs if we stay in the EU. So


many people from different countries are in these jobs. Even people who


live here won't have a chance to get them. I don't feel European. I feel


British. You obviously are very much in favour of the EU? Yes,


definitely. Because I'm from Holland. It's been so easy for me to


move to the UK. I didn't need a visa. I found a job straight away. I


work for a youth charity Reclaim in Manchester. For me, it's been a


really good experience to be part of the EU. I think Alex an threea


disagree with you, I think? I'm completely pro-immigration but we


need to look at what... I'm entirely pro opening borders, like everyone


coming to a country who can contribute to a country, but, like,


you can't just let people come in somewhere and have free housing and


free everything, which you do have. As Kristina says there is a net


benefit that comes from immigrants. Whilst yes, I'm in UKIP, I hate the


fact that my party, well my party say that it's OK, they're against


the fact that you can be anyone European despite your skills you can


come straight into the UK. What about the Commonwealth, and the rest


of the world? We want people to be taken on a case by case basis. If


you have good skills, if you want to contribute, then yes, you should be


allowed. So, should we leave the EU? Are migrant workers affecting UK


Are migrant workers affecting UK Partly, but if they are hardworking


- I am not being funny, but I have mates back home that say they can't


find a job. "I can't find a job." I am like, hold on. You're not


looking, so you don't deserve a job then. If someone is coming over and


really working hard to find a job, I would say they deserve it. If


they're going to do a job to the same level I am - over here, as


well, it does take a certain type of person to come and work abroad.


Anyone can come here and try to work abroad. I came out with a


working abroad company, but you see all the time - even other workers -


they're here for two weeks or a month iefrpltsz not for them. They


can't hack it. It is hard work. Yeah, we have fun over here. We get


to wake up to 30-degree heat. We get to lounge by the pool and you


meet fantastic people. It is hard work. I work harder back here than


I do at home. You have a summer of a lifetime, but it is hard work.


The managers don't take it if you turn up to work drunk or late. They


don't cut the slak. That's it. You're gone. Back here you might


have five, six, seven mornings. Out here, you're gone. You have to work


hard and be on your game. Lottie raised a really important point as


far as we need the look at the education system giving people the


right skills. There are parents and children who haven't been able to


read and write going through the education system and not attaining


skills. How then can they apply for a job? Forget the cleaner's job.


They haven't been able to fill in the application form. I think


somebody in the audience said about going back and teaching people from


a young age the basic skills, but encourage them in a system that


benefits them instead of keeping them in a historic education system


that is so outdated. We're constantly turning over people that


aren't prepared for work. problem is you ask most British


teens, "Do you want to be a cleaner in McDonald's?" They're going to


tell you no. I agree with you completely. It's that thing of we


need people that are going to do the work or it's not going to get


done. It's as simple as that. think immigrants are stealing


people's jobs in the UK? No. We really need diversity. It's key to


the survival of any organisation. The problem back home - I run a


work experience programme where people can get the skills they need,


get CV advice and interview technique advice - all of them have


got jobs from that now. It's a catch-22 situation where they come


out of uni- I don't have work experience, and I can't get a job


because I don't have work experience. It's something


employers need to focus on and see the potential in people instead of


ticking boxes in recruitment. I don't know if any reps want to


defend themselves here? There's one Moving abroad is the easy option -


Power Bar next. We have reset it again. Adam, you're in the lead.


Maybe it's the fact you went to the toilet halfway through the show.


What can I say? People always like that. Next up, the age of consent -


teacher Jeremy Forrest, aged 30, has been jailed for five-and-a-half


years after pleading guilty to charges of abducting and having sex


with a 15-year-old girl. We asked you about this on our social media


pages. We had a huge response. Many of your comments were about the age


of consent. In Spain the Government has just announced they'll raise


the age of legal consent from 13 to 16. We hit the beaches to find out


how old British holidaymakers were the first time they - you know.


17 was when I first had sex. I was 15. I was 15. I was 15. I waited


until I was more of a committed relationship. It was kind of a big


decision to make. I was 13. It was over and done with in no time.


15 when I first had sex. I was with a boyfriend, so it was probably


best. When I was 14. When I first had sex I was 16. It lasted no


longer than 16 seconds. I think you should just do it whenever you feel


like doing it if you're comfortable. That's it. And Ellie has a question.


Where's Ellie? Hello. What do you want to ask? Should the age of


consent ever be lowered? Should the age of consent ever be lowered?


Let's get 30 seconds on the screen for you. I don't think it should


because let's be real, yeah? You know, 13-year-olds, 14-year-olds,


they're going to have sex. It does happen. If we lowered that and said


fiemts to do that, what, is it going to be lower and lower? Is it


going to be ten and nine-year-olds experimenting with sex? The fact of


it isn't that 16 - it's there for a reason, man. If I had a daughter


and found out she had sex at 13, I'm going to be priseded -- pitzed.


I am not going to be cool with that. It's family values. They're putting


it up to 16 in September. The law is there for a reason. The law is


there to protect under 16s from being abused by older people.


That's a really important law. The NSPCC the other day said lowering


the age of consent beggars believe. Would you keep it where it is or


even raise it? I would keep it where it is. I think the average


age of people having sex is 16 to 18. 16 seems appropriate, but we


need to look at the ages more generally, but as of last year, you


can't leave school until you're 18. It definitely shouldn't be going


down to 13. It terrifies me the age of ever bringing the concept age


down. The police aren't stupid. They don't go around prosecuting


15-year-olds having sex with 15- year-olds. It is there to protect


people from exploitation. I also think the idea a 13-year-old young


person - let's be honest - a lot of us look back at their first


experience and think it probably wasn't the best thing I did -


certainly wasn't the best sex I had. At the age of 13, to make that


conscious decision and live with it - people do, do it. You're right.


But actually, should we be concentrating on teaching people


about good relationships, positive experiences. I've got children. I


would really like them, whatever their age, to have sex for the


first time with someone they care about, respect and spend a little


bit of time with, so teach it up there and educate them a little bit


more about relationships. Where's Tilly? You live in Spain. You're a


young person. How have people reacted to the news that the age of


consent is going to be raised in Spain? Well, you've got to think


that most of the families over here that do actually stay on the island


all year around - you've got young kids and families over here. They


live in Magaluf. You can't think the whole strip is just full of


young teens. They're not. There's young children around, so they see


it day in, day out. I agree it should be up to the age of 16, and


they should teach them more in the state schools that there are over


here. Does anyone here think that the age of consent should be


lowered? I don't think it should be lowered, but I think if you have


13-year-olds sleeping with 13-year- olds or a 14-year-old sleeping with


a 14-year-old, there is a point you have to look at it and think, 14,


14 - if they're in a position whether they have been together or


just having sex, you can't control your hormones at the end of the day.


Over here. I don't think it should be lowered, but I think it's about


education in schools because 12 and 1-year-olds can have kids. If they


get taught in schools about safe sex and condoms from an earlier age,


I think it will help allot. walk around Spain, and you're not


seeing loads of single mothers carrying prams at the age of 13. Do


you get what I'm saying? You get that in Britain. The fact of it


isn't, it's definitely a cultural thing. We've lost certain family


values in Britain where sex doesn't mean anything anymore. It's just


sex. Do you know what I mean? It's not about starting a family, the


fact you're in love with someone else. It's just about sex. I think


lowering it would be the worst thing we can do. I think we need to


keep it how is it and educate young people in the consequences of, if


you make that choice, your life is going to be affected. If you have a


child at 13, your life could turn out a different way, so education.


The gentleman at the back. I don't see the difference between sleeping


with someone at 16 or the day after it. How can it be any different?


Having sex with young people illegality - if there wasn't a law


there - if a man of 50 was sleeping with a child of 12, we have to have


a law. If two 15-year-olds having sex and clearly love each other,


don't put them in prison We need to protect young people. The age of


consent - it's not like looking over your shoulder for the police.


It's more of a moral guideline. Lowering it would say, morally, we


feel it's fine for 13-year-olds to have sex. As a moral guideline, it


needs to be 16. My sister is 16. I think it needs to be 25.


Exactly. Let us know what you think. What are people saying about that


online? Loads of messages coming in Let's have a look at the Power Bar


to see who has won this debate. Adam, it's you, but the final 30


seconds of the show goes to the panellist who has had the most


amount of online support for the whole show, and I can reveal the


winner of the Power Bar in Magaluf, Free Speech on the Beach, is Adam.


Congratulations. Thank you.Your 30 seconds starts when you start


speaking. I just think it's all about responsibility. You come


abroad. Be responsible, yeah? You're having sex, be responsible.


I think the education system needs to be fixed up. When I was having


sexual education, it was all about how to put a condom on, this, and


that. It's all about the rawness of it. I think if Government are


watching this, listen to the young people because they're having a


hard time right now. Young people are losing their jobs and their


flats. Listen to - I just think young people are being penalised


and they're under a lot of pressure right now, so listen to the young


people and educate them. That's it. Thank you very much. Thanks to our


audience, our panel and to you at home for sending in your comments.


The debate continues online. Join us next time live on August 7th at


Free Speech goes to the beach with a summer special live from the sands of Magaluf. With the lights of the Mallorca resort's famous strip as a backdrop, presenter Rick Edwards hears from an audience of holidaymakers, reps, locals and ex-pats.

Free Speech prides itself on going where its audience goes and reflecting their lives through the issues and topics debated on the show. And in the summer, this audience heads to the sun. Magaluf attracts over two million Brits a year, the majority of them young and drawn there by sun, sea, sex and enormous quantities of cheap booze. For many of them it's a rite of passage, marking the transition to adulthood which is so intrinsic to BBC Three.

BAFTA-award winning actor and director Adam Deacon joins the panel to discuss issues such the boozed-up reputation of the British abroad and whether leaving the EU would enhance job prospects for young people.

Rick hears the opinions of the studio audience, with Tina Daheley (Radio 1 Newsbeat) relaying Twitter, Facebook and website messages from viewers at home.

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