Should the voting age across the UK be lowered to 16?Watch this thread
Should the rest of the UK also allow votes at 16?
Danielle Rowley, MP for Midlothian, is leading a Westminster Hall debate on equality of voting ages in the UK. You can watch the debate live on Parliament TV from 4pm http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index...f-eff7dffe5b5a
how are 16 year olds more qualified to vote than 15 year olds ?
You can enrol in the army at 16 and get married at 16, yet 18 to vote? If nobody's willing to lower the voting age, a sensible alternative would be to raise the army enrolment/marriage age to 18 so the limits are actually consistent.
No! There is little to no political education, even the people eligible to vote don't know what they're voting for.
Only if proper, unbiased education is given at schools so they actually understand who and what they're voting for
I feel it shouldn't be the history of politics as that's bland - it needs to be up to date discussion/ debate on issues in the news locally and nationally for it to feel relevant and insightful. Students then can begin to forge their own opinions.
No taxation without representation. I don't mind which you pick, but 16 year olds shouldn't be liable to pay into the system through direct taxation if they don't get a say on who runs the system.
It's not about age. There's probably just as many 16/17 year old's with a solid grasp of political theory, history, philosophy, and current affairs, as there are adults with no knowledge, or interest in politics whatso ever, but vote based on random reasons, such as which party leader they think looks the fittest (know that one from personal experience).
If you work, and pay taxes, (and if you work legally, you get no choice in the matter or face the courts), then you should have the right to vote, even if not considered an adult legally.
Leave my vote alone thank you very much.