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EDM calling for Voting age to be reduced to 16

I dare not put this is current affairs as it might be deemed irrelevant to Pusser, but........ :biggrin:

EDM 1472 (2008-09) - VOTING AGE AND 16-YEAR-OLDS

...if Pusser corners the market in attracting 16-17 year olds there might be a political advantage for the RN..... then again, maybe not.

If YOU had been given the vote at 16, what would you have sought to change?



Stand fast Juniors!
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
Nails said:
I've never voted and I never will. I don't see the point.

By not voting, you are giving tacit (that means unspoken) approval for the current bunch of shysters in Westminster. Do you really approve of and agree with everything they are doing in your name?

Aristotle - the well known ancient Greek philosopher said:
A country gets the government it deserves

Go figure!

edited at least once for bad spooling
 
In my experience, most 16 and 17 year olds have bugger all and want to share everything. They are likely to be "socialist" minded, accordingly. It's only when they get older and have acquired a bit that they stop wanting to share and see the light.
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
Passed-over_Loggie said:
In my experience, most 16 and 17 year olds have bugger all and want to share everything. They are likely to be "socialist" minded, accordingly. It's only when they get older and have acquired a bit that they stop wanting to share and see the light.

Or as explained to me; "If a man hasn't voted socialist by age 25 he has no heart; if a man is still voting socialist at age 35 he has no head!"
 

The_Jimmy

War Hero
FlagWagger said:
Passed-over_Loggie said:
In my experience, most 16 and 17 year olds have bugger all and want to share everything. They are likely to be "socialist" minded, accordingly. It's only when they get older and have acquired a bit that they stop wanting to share and see the light.

Or as explained to me; "If a man hasn't voted socialist by age 25 he has no heart; if a man is still voting socialist at age 35 he has no head!"

I like that flagwagger 8)
 

nikki92

Badgeman
FlagWagger said:
Passed-over_Loggie said:
In my experience, most 16 and 17 year olds have bugger all and want to share everything. They are likely to be "socialist" minded, accordingly. It's only when they get older and have acquired a bit that they stop wanting to share and see the light.

Or as explained to me; "If a man hasn't voted socialist by age 25 he has no heart; if a man is still voting socialist at age 35 he has no head!"

That's a good quote, I think it certainly sums up a lot of people I know - they're all a bunch of socialists, and go ridiculously far with it.
Evidently, though, my cynical 17-year-old self has no heart. Ah well.
 

(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
I've always voted, not always for the same party. Now I haven't a clue who I'm going to vote for next week. At 16 I had no idea either! Politics, whats that? Do we assume that todays 16 year old has more common 'dog fcuk' than my generation had? Unfortunately Yes seems to be the answer. Can't say that I am in favour of them getting the vote so early though. Life is tough enough for them without the extra burden of politics.
 

Taloolah

Banned
FlagWagger said:
Nails said:
I've never voted and I never will. I don't see the point.

By not voting, you are giving tacit (that means unspoken) approval for the current bunch of shysters in Westminster. Do you really approve of and agree with everything they are doing in your name?
Aristotle - the well known ancient Greek philosopher said:
A country gets the government it deserves

Go figure!

edited at least once for bad spooling

Maybe, but that's the system, not a desire for Labour to stay or go....and politicians are only too well aware of people's apathy and why.....current bunch of shysters to be replaced with what ? Yet another bunch. It doesn't make any odds.
There are other things worth more energy
 
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