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    Walking over to my local polling booth now to vote.

    Voting remain

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    I know this is off topic guys but... do you think the gov should allow 17-16 year olds to vote? I'm 18 but a couple of people in my year group dont turn 18 until July-August which I think is slightly unfair as this will impact us more than pensioners who will kneel over anytime soon.
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    (Original post by Dnkz7)
    I know this is off topic guys but... do you think the gov should allow 17-16 year olds to vote? I'm 18 but a couple of people in my year group dont turn 18 until July-August which I think is slightly unfair as this will impact us more than pensioners who will kneel over anytime soon.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4106611
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    Students are the more likely to vote Remain but I can't waste this opportunity to reclaim our democracy, voted Leave and would urge others to seriously consider the magnitude of their vote before going for the "safe" vote
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    (Original post by Dnkz7)
    I know this is off topic guys but... do you think the gov should allow 17-16 year olds to vote? I'm 18 but a couple of people in my year group dont turn 18 until July-August which I think is slightly unfair as this will impact us more than pensioners who will kneel over anytime soon.
    Not really. I'm 18 and not in favour of lowering the age limit. If anything, I think it should be raised to 21 or possibly higher so that uni students cannot vote until they actually experience some life. Sorry this is just down thing that really bugs me when you watch the debates on bbc1 and there are so many jumped up uni students who think they know everything and yet they are so uneducated on some things.
    I do get what you mean though, if an 18 year old can vote, then why can't a 17 and why not a 16. But then 15 is only a year younger than 16 and then why not 14 year olds too. It could go on forever. There has to be a cut off point somewhere.
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    (Original post by charlieoakley97)
    Students are the more likely to vote Remain but I can't waste this opportunity to reclaim our democracy, voted Leave and would urge others to seriously consider the magnitude of their vote before going for the "safe" vote
    This is why students annoy me
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    Yep. Voted Leave.

    #VoteLeave
    Why on earth did you do that?
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    (Original post by SH0405)
    Why on earth did you do that?
    Because it was the right choice.
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    (Original post by Dnkz7)
    I know this is off topic guys but... do you think the gov should allow 17-16 year olds to vote? I'm 18 but a couple of people in my year group dont turn 18 until July-August which I think is slightly unfair as this will impact us more than pensioners who will kneel over anytime soon.
    I personally think that the voting age of 18 is about right.

    However, I think those who work and are under 18 should be exempt from tax as they can't vote.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    Because it was the right choice.
    Only time will tell. Maybe.
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    (Original post by 09craige)
    Not really. I'm 18 and not in favour of lowering the age limit. If anything, I think it should be raised to 21 or possibly higher so that uni students cannot vote until they actually experience some life. Sorry this is just down thing that really bugs me when you watch the debates on bbc1 and there are so many jumped up uni students who think they know everything and yet they are so uneducated on some things.
    I do get what you mean though, if an 18 year old can vote, then why can't a 17 and why not a 16. But then 15 is only a year younger than 16 and then why not 14 year olds too. It could go on forever. There has to be a cut off point somewhere.
    True - in hindsight it was probably best to have left it at 21 like in the past. However, with more young people getting involved I see why not. 16 year olds should have an opinion on the matter much like a 91 year old. It impacts us more, than the older generation who haven't got much left to say really.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    Because it was the right choice.
    I know it's your opinion but logic please? Reasoning will help
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    (Original post by SH0405)
    Why on earth did you do that?
    Because he doesn't want our economy to crumble... He has a rational mind and can actually see that leaving is the best thing that the uk can do
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    I am part swiss and part Italian born in the French speaking part of Canada, I have been more of a "NEUTRAL LEAVER" for a very long time, been trough this (although I was very young I do remember the Quebec Referendum of 1995!) already.

    Being an Immigrant myself I found really offensive and disturbing some of the comments made by the Leave side so I decided to switch to REMAIN....I understand some of the reason for leaving, but as far as I feel, I believe for somebody of my background is better to live in a Britain part of the EU/EEA, perhaps I am wrong and ready to vote leave at the next referendum WHEN it comes.
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    (Original post by 09craige)
    Because he doesn't want our economy to crumble...
    I put to you that this is exactly what will happen if we leave.
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    (Original post by Dnkz7)
    I know it's your opinion but logic please? Reasoning will help
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...3#post66033533
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    (Original post by SH0405)
    I put to you that this is exactly what will happen if we leave.
    The 5th largest economy in the world won't crumble just because we leave an undemocratic institution like the EU, forging trade deals with the EU and ROW will make the British economy stronger in the long run and more resilient to EU turmoil. Please leave the #ProjectFear out of it
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    (Original post by Dnkz7)
    True - in hindsight it was probably best to have left it at 21 like in the past. However, with more young people getting involved I see why not. 16 year olds should have an opinion on the matter much like a 91 year old. It impacts us more, than the older generation who haven't got much left to say really.
    I'm not saying that those under 18 can't make rational decisions but they do need to have a cut off somewhere. Also, the younger they are, the easier it is to scare people into voting what the government wants. That's why 16 year olds were allowed to vote in the Scottish referendum. They didn't want to leave so the younger people were scared into voting remain. I get what you mean by saying a 16 year old should be allowed to vote, but then 15 year olds would want to and it would never end.
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    (Original post by 09craige)
    I'm not saying that those under 18 can't make rational decisions but they do need to have a cut off somewhere. Also, the younger they are, the easier it is to scare people into voting what the government wants. That's why 16 year olds were allowed to vote in the Scottish referendum. They didn't want to leave so the younger people were scared into voting remain. I get what you mean by saying a 16 year old should be allowed to vote, but then 15 year olds would want to and it would never end.
    Yeah it becomes a race to the bottom at that point. Younger people are too easily swayed so I think the 18 age limit is there really for their own protection.
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    (Original post by SH0405)
    I put to you that this is exactly what will happen if we leave.
    Not so sure about that. We survived before the EU. Since joining the EU we have gained huge debts that we are never going to pay off until we leave. The only prime minister who did any good in improving the deficits was Margaret thatcher.
 
 
 
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