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    (Original post by EsStupido)
    But if, for example, you're a 30 year old hard-working individual who owns or rents a property then it's become your right to vote as you wish, surely?

    Whereas when you're a student doing a subsidised degree that requires 10 hours a week of your life, why do you have the right to be selfish?
    But now that the fees have risen it is less of a subsidised degree and more of a pay for your degree thing.

    What about people on benefits should they be not allowed to vote too?

    P.S. Who only works 10 hours a week? What degrees are you talking about that consist of only 10 hours including lectures, lab work and work done independently?
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    (Original post by EsStupido)
    There is not one other social group in this country that is anywhere near as self-centrered and selfish as students.

    When I was at college and Uni the sole reason for people voting for the Lib Dems was because of their tuition fees promise yet they couldn't tell you a single thing about any of their other policies.

    There's absolutely no doubt the age at which people are allowed to vote needs to be raised. The amount of stupidity exuded from students in the recent marches proves they are not mature enough to make the sort of decisions that affect the rest of us.

    Rather than calling me a troll, ask yourselves how many 18 year olds you've met that can hold a coherent and sensible conversation about politics. I doubt it's many.
    It's not an age thing. People will always vote in their interests I just wish more people would work out what their interests are before they vote on them.

    Don't like the New Labour nanny state? Vote conservative!

    What's that? Conservatives are trying to social engineer a time warp to 1955 and want to ban porn? I guess you could vote Lib Dem... oh right... coalition.

    At this point the only question is who do you hate less? If the anwser to that isn't Labour it probably will be in 4 years.
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    Hm, I didn't realise that the right to vote was reserved for people studying politics..
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    (Original post by usainlightning)
    Oh for **** sake, another retard who thinks only the rich vote conservative.
    I never said that! I was just pointing that rich people voting conservative are exactly as self-interested as students. So next time, actually read my post before completely twisting my words and calling me a retard.
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    (Original post by EsStupido)
    But if, for example, you're a 30 year old hard-working individual who owns or rents a property then it's become your right to vote as you wish, surely?

    Whereas when you're a student doing a subsidised degree that requires 10 hours a week of your life, why do you have the right to be selfish?
    What about a student who goes straight from school to university for a BA, then MA, then PhD.

    Are you saying they are less informed than the average person on the street?

    Furthermore who are you to tell people their vote is selfish?
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    (Original post by EsStupido)
    There is not one other social group in this country that is anywhere near as self-centrered and selfish as students.

    When I was at college and Uni the sole reason for people voting for the Lib Dems was because of their tuition fees promise yet they couldn't tell you a single thing about any of their other policies.

    There's absolutely no doubt the age at which people are allowed to vote needs to be raised. The amount of stupidity exuded from students in the recent marches proves they are not mature enough to make the sort of decisions that affect the rest of us.

    Rather than calling me a troll, ask yourselves how many 18 year olds you've met that can hold a coherent and sensible conversation about politics. I doubt it's many.

    Come off it you fool, they are the future of the country and need to have a say in it, because the outcome of the election will have a significant influence on their adult lives.
    You say they are the most selfish voters, well what about OAP's, are they not equally selfish?
    What would be more constructive is to try to change this culture of political apathy, the best place to start is school.
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