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Its because of that kind of attitude why I think the voting age should be raised to 21!
Why? That wouldn't make any difference.
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Why? That wouldn't make any difference.
Prehaps by the time people reach 21 they will be mature enough to base their vote on more than whether the PM has a 'Cheesy Grin'. I mean basing a vote on that is disgraceful!

I am not saying that everyone under 21 will vote like that at all but at least raising it to 21 will prehaps cut down on immature people voting for parties for absolutely stupid reasons.
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Prehaps by the time people reach 21 they will be mature enough to base their vote on more than whether the PM has a 'Cheesy Grin'. I mean basing a vote on that is disgraceful!

I am not saying that everyone under 21 will vote like that at all but at least raising it to 21 will prehaps cut down on immature people voting for parties for absolutely stupid reasons.
Similar things occur with other age groups, for example I've heard very old women that they vote Labour because of "that handsome young man". IMHO anyone who is paying tax should have the right to vote (irrespective of thier intelligence or the random things that base thier vote on). Surely it would be wrong to exclude anyone who lives in and contributes to the economy of the country.
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Similar things occur with other age groups, for example I've heard very old women that they vote Labour because of "that handsome young man". IMHO anyone who is paying tax should have the right to vote (irrespective of thier intelligence or the random things that base thier vote on). Surely it would be wrong to exclude anyone who lives in and contributes to the economy of the country.
Yes your right really - it just really irratates me when I hear people basing their vote on something completely irrelevant.

God I hope the Tories don't get in this time around!
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Prehaps by the time people reach 21 they will be mature enough to base their vote on more than whether the PM has a 'Cheesy Grin'. I mean basing a vote on that is disgraceful!

I am not saying that everyone under 21 will vote like that at all but at least raising it to 21 will prehaps cut down on immature people voting for parties for absolutely stupid reasons.
Nope, I don't think so.
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Nope, I don't think so.
Would you like to elaborate on your point any further? If not then there is little point you posting the above statement as it is useless without any justification.
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Would you like to elaborate on your point any further? If not then there is little point you posting the above statement as it is useless without any justification.
I don't believe that people over the age of 21 neccessarily have more reasoned judgements for who to elect as compared to those under the age of 21. There are a large number of people (over the age of 21) who vote for a political party just because they always have done, regardless of its current policies - which is totally stupid. People also vote based on the personality of the politcal leader - this phenomena is not confined to those under the age of 21. All you suggest is diminishing the voting franchise for no obvious advantage, which is illiberal.
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I don't believe that people over the age of 21 neccessarily have more reasoned judgements for who to elect as compared to those under the age of 21. There are a large number of people (over the age of 21) who vote for a political party just because they always have done, regardless of its current policies - which is totally stupid. People also vote based on the personality of the politcal leader - this phenomena is not confined to those under the age of 21. All you suggest is diminishing the voting franchise for no obvious advantage, which is illiberal.
Yeah I agree with you now I have thought about it. It is just annoying that people actually vote for a party based on something that is completely irrelevant to how well that party would do in government.
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Yeah I agree with you now I have thought about it. It is just annoying that people actually vote for a party based on something that is completely irrelevant to how well that party would do in government.
That's democracy for you...
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