Sunday, December 07, 2003
I am delighted that the Prime Minister is starting to see sense and consider reducing the voting age to 16. This is a commonsense measure that very much embraces the slogan of the American revolutionaries at the Boston tea party - "no taxation without representation". My only concern however, is whether Tony will go ahead with the measure when he sits down and considers the demographics. After all giving thousands of 16 year olds the vote whilst condemning them to years of future debt through the introduction of top-up fees, is not the best way to woo new voters.