Jones wants to encourage a startup culture in youngsters in schools across the UK and wants to see their entrepreneurial skills unlocked so they may flourish in the enterprise world.“As the UK embarks on an uncertain post-EU economic path we need to equip the next generation – from as young an age as possible – with the confidence, business acumen and practical skills they need to thrive,” said Jones. “Our children will play a critical role in defining Britain’s future prosperity. I want to inspire children to ‘dream big’ and believe in their creative potential. We must do this across the country now by putting enterprise at the heart of the UK’s education system.” Fellow entrepreneur and investor Richard Branson has slammed the Brexit and campaigned for Brits to vote remain. Unfortunately for him, this fell on deaf ears, but he has been increasingly vocal about the choice that has been made to leave the EU. “If we carry on down the current path, we’re taking the country to a recession very rapidly,” he said at an impromptu press conference. “Young people, overwhelmingly, are telling me up until four days ago they could live and work in 28 countries – suddenly they’re restricted to one country.”
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