My first thought on the matter was a definite NO, due to them not being mature enough. However, on reflection if 16 year olds pay taxes and are eligible to fight in the UKs armed forces, perhaps they should have the option to vote, eh?
Refugees do not have the right to demand but should accept the blessings bestowed upon them gracefully by nations extending the hand of friendship.
I presume next year that will be only men between the ages of 69 and 70.
When I was a youth you had to be 21 to vote. Perhaps you should have to pass an intelligence test to gain the right to vote. I have been involved in a few election campaigns over the years and it is staggering how ignorant of both local and national politics some people are.
We haven't inherited the earth from our parents, we have borrowed it from our children.
No, at 16 I was still living at home and was influenced by the conversations around the dinner table.
I probably wouldn't have bothered to vote anyway but if I had I would have blindly voted the same as my parents.
It wasn't until I had a home of my own and a family to keep that I really became focused on political issues and how they would affect my standard of living/employment prospects and standards of hospital care.
what difference does voting really make? fed on lies sharp practises and influenced by others and medias biased opinion's, I still do not miss a vote but I know it will make no difference, we are led blindly by hidden motives and agendas. a vote at sixteen? we mostly have a left wing bias at that age believing what we read and see. vote on deeds not words and good luck.
If we learn from our mistakes, why aint I a genius, If you educate the masses where's the advantage for the few?
Anger at Tory MP who backed Commons 'erotica' dinner.....
Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell sponsored a dinner in the Commons for sex industry entrepreneur Savvas Christodoulou.....
The MP for Romford came under fire last night for letting a businessman who has donated money to him hold an £89-a-head ‘Erotica House of Commons Dinner’ followed by a sex party where guests must wear kinky fancy dress......
He has already had his punishment never chosen for any position and largely ignored by his party. His only function has been to show people around the old building a job he will soon lose as it closes for 10 years.
Very few 16 year olds pay taxes most stay in college until 18 they can join the army but will not be put on the front line, They can not drive till 17 and many of the other quotations are myths. There is no democracy in this country how many voted for the three local MPs to stand Cruddas was parachuted in. Who voted Julia to be the local candidate and as for Rosindell who would admit to choosing him. We have a two party state you vote Labour or Conservative and you had no choice who chose the local candidate, We need primaries and choice .