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    I'm under 16, would've voted remain
    274
    6.02%
    I'm 16-17, would've voted remain
    1,495
    32.82%
    I'm 18+ and voted remain
    1,872
    41.10%
    I'm under 16, would've voted leave
    78
    1.71%
    I'm 16-17, would've voted leave
    300
    6.59%
    I'm 18+ and voted leave
    536
    11.77%

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    (Original post by auntpolly)
    Yeah, me too Female
    Oh, and my name isn't actually Polly, that's just a joke
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    (Original post by auntpolly)
    Yeah, me too Female
    Oh ok. I found another if you are interested.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9MFho7Rju4

    Have you just done GCSEs?
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    I genuinely think the result would have been very different if 16-17 year olds could vote. It's our future, every university chancellor said they support remain so this is going to cost a lot for students.
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    (Original post by niv1234)
    Oh ok. I found another if you are interested.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9MFho7Rju4

    Have you just done GCSEs?
    Oh I found those hilarious ! People need to be more light hearted !

    And yeah, I actually completed my final GCSE today, it was Further Maths and there was actually only 8 us, I was the only girl Physics last Friday was the last exam for the whole year group and everyone was hyping over the end of exam, but we couldn't. But now, I'm free !
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    (Original post by auntpolly)
    Oh I found those hilarious ! People need to be more light hearted !

    And yeah, I actually completed my final GCSE today, it was Further Maths and there was actually only 8 us, I was the only girl Physics last Friday was the last exam for the whole year group and everyone was hyping over the end of exam, but we couldn't. But now, I'm free !
    Yes me too. I think its Germany's most popular political satire show or something. They have really funny ones Donald Trump:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO8cFksjgfg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjWP5FN3D0s

    Oh ok, how do you feel? You must be really clever to do further maths I struggle with normal maths. It must be weird to be the only girl in a class but I wouldn't know what that was like ( I go to an all girls school. Yes I know what you mean most people at my school also finished last Friday but I had history on Tuesday. Oh ok thats good, I'm not as happy as I thought I would be. So nervous for results day
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    (Original post by niv1234)
    Yes me too. I think its Germany's most popular political satire show or something. They have really funny ones Donald Trump:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO8cFksjgfg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjWP5FN3D0s

    Oh ok, how do you feel? You must be really clever to do further maths I struggle with normal maths. It must be weird to be the only girl in a class but I wouldn't know what that was like ( I go to an all girls school. Yes I know what you mean most people at my school also finished last Friday but I had history on Tuesday. Oh ok thats good, I'm not as happy as I thought I would be. So nervous for results day
    It's cuz I did my Maths GCSE in Yr 10 and I got an A, so I was selected to do FM. It bridges between GCSE and A-Level, so it's really good for us cuz it gives us a backing and will make it easier for us when we go on to do A-Levels.

    I'm so over the moon cuz I really have worked hard for this and I've neglected all my TV shows and stayed strict with revision. I'm optimistic for Results Day and I guess now it's just the waiting game

    Probably chat to you later, need to set up for dinner as I'll be breaking my fast soon!
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    (Original post by auntpolly)
    It's cuz I did my Maths GCSE in Yr 10 and I got an A, so I was selected to do FM. It bridges between GCSE and A-Level, so it's really good for us cuz it gives us a backing and will make it easier for us when we go on to do A-Levels.

    I'm so over the moon cuz I really have worked hard for this and I've neglected all my TV shows and stayed strict with revision. I'm optimistic for Results Day and I guess now it's just the waiting game

    Probably chat to you later, need to set up for dinner as I'll be breaking my fast soon!
    Oh ok. That makes sense. I didn't take any GCSEs early.

    Oh ok, good luck with everything. Me too I am going to be binge watching aso many shows. Any recommendations.

    Oh ok. Have a nice dinner. When does fasting end this year?
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    Just realised how many 'Oh ok's were in there. Sorry.
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    (Original post by niv1234)
    Oh ok. That makes sense. I didn't take any GCSEs early.

    Oh ok, good luck with everything. Me too I am going to be binge watching aso many shows. Any recommendations.

    Oh ok. Have a nice dinner. When does fasting end this year?
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    Just realised how many 'Oh ok's were in there. Sorry.
    I mainly watch shows on Netflix, like Pretty Little Liars (its just restarted) and Teen Wolf. I'd recommend The Flash and Arrow if you like superhero movies. Also DC Legends, Gotham. Maybe House of Cards as its political.

    The last fast will probably be on the 6th July. Since it started 7th June, next year it'll start 10 days before that date, so the 27th May


    One last thing, I personally don't think it's about what individuals have gained from being in the EU, but appreciating all that hasn't happened to us, that may have sounded a little confusing. But, I mean it's about realizing that we haven't been involved in wars, etc and it's been more or less peaceful for us.
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    (Original post by auntpolly)
    I mainly watch shows on Netflix, like Pretty Little Liars (its just restarted) and Teen Wolf. I'd recommend The Flash and Arrow if you like superhero movies. Also DC Legends, Gotham. Maybe House of Cards as its political.

    The last fast will probably be on the 6th July. Since it started 7th June, next year it'll start 10 days before that date, so the 27th May


    One last thing, I personally don't think it's about what individuals have gained from being in the EU, but appreciating all that hasn't happened to us, that may have sounded a little confusing. But, I mean it's about realizing that we haven't been involved in wars, etc and it's been more or less peaceful for us.
    Oh ok thanks I will try some of those.

    Thanks

    That makes sense.

    Also what GCSEs did you do?
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    My lazy pig of a brother did not vote .
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    (Original post by Questioness)
    My lazy pig of a brother did not vote .
    He won't have been the only one :lol:

    Got a few friends on Facebook who genuinely said who gives a ****. In/Out either way ****ed
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    18+ Leave voter here (23 years old to be precise).

    I do think if the voting age was lowered it would have very likely swung it the other way. So all I can do now is count my blessings and breathe a sigh of relief!
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    So this's why the government doesn't allow 16-year-olds to vote
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    Unfortunately I doubt enough people would have voted.

    Also not everyone would have voted remain so it probably would have cut it slightly closer, but no where near enough to be a significant change.
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    If they turn out they would. Youth turnout is absolutely abysmal in comparison to other age groups.
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    (Original post by tomisonion)
    If they turn out they would. Youth turnout is absolutely abysmal in comparison to other age groups.
    So you honestly believe they would have a remain rate of over 90%

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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    People under 18 should never be allowed to vote in anything. I am 17 and I can tell you that msot people my age don't even know what the EU is and we've never worked a day in our lives so haven't really contributed to the UK. It is completely unnecessary for 16-18 year olds to vote. It is just too young in my opinion. I'd prefer it if the voting age was increased to 21.
    The primary difference between adults and children is that adults are, on average, slightly taller.
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    (Original post by ChargingStag)
    18+ Leave voter here (23 years old to be precise).

    I do think if the voting age was lowered it would have very likely swung it the other way. So all I can do now is count my blessings and breathe a sigh of relief!
    How does it feel to know that 3/4 of people your age voted remain? Probably more in the group you usually hang out with, since students have higher remain rates as well (I'm assuming you're still at uni since you're on TSR, but I could be wrong. Quite a few people aren't students).

    I think the vote might hae swung remain if 16 year olds had been allowed to vote, since they'd likely have had a high turnout for their first vote and 18-20 year old turnout might have improved a fair bit as well, which could be deciding. There's no way to have changed things enough if nobody 18+ changed their vote though.
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    You forgot the category for that idiot from Manchester on the BBC News: 'I'm 18+ and voted leave, but wanted to remain'.
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    The remain campaign are already crying that too many uninformed people voted and now they want to give 16 year old hormonal teenagers with very little life experience the vote to manipulate it. This is an absolutely absurd suggestion.
 
 
 
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