Youth Parliament 2009

The Youth Parliament is currently discussing lowering the voting age to 16. Several of the speakers have pointed out that if someone is old enough to pay taxes and join the armed forces, then they should be entitled to vote.

You can watch recorded proceedings on the BBC Parliament channel from 1630 today.

More information below:

You can also follow proceedings on their blog:
It was nice to see the Commons benches full for a change.Plus there are clearly plenty more windbags waiting in the wings for when the current bunch of expense fiddlers retire to spend there ill gotten gains.

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