Angry about Brexit? Don’t take it out on grandma, U.N. says

Elderly people in Britain are suffering ageist abuse in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union, an independent United Nations human rights expert said on Tuesday. The U.N. independent expert on the enjoyment of human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, deplored calls by some newspapers and social media outlets for restrictions on “gray” voters, saying curtailing people’s rights on the grounds of age was contrary to international human rights law.

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