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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Tories vote to prevent 16 and 17 year olds having a say on their future

It was too good to last. The House of Lords agreed not so long ago to ensure that 16 and 17 year olds should be able to vote in a future European Referendum.

And why not? After all, they are adults who are trusted with many responsibilities and who could be eligible to pay tax. And the referendum will be on the future of their country. It is entirely appropriate that they should be able to vote in that plebiscite.

According to the Independent though, Conservative MPs have overturned this vote and taken that right away from theese young people. In doing so they have demonstrated their prejudices.

Will the Lords fight back and put the amendment back in. They should do. Time for a bit of Parliamentary ping-pong on this very important issue.
Yes they should be able to vote. I agree with you comments on their responsibilities.The future is theirs and they should have a say. Do the Tories think they are not intelligent enough? they are more savvy about the world than I was at their age. They say it will cost £6million. Pathetic when they can find £2billion to give to others to build a nuclear power statin and other ideological projects of theirs. Tory arrogance at work again.
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