People who were too young for a Brexit vote: how do you feel?Watch
Most people at my school (me included) were pissed because we were close to voting age and now the results are going to affect our future. The pound is already falling, and it's not exactly ideal growing up with economic uncertainty
If you made the voting age 16.. then a 15 year old with their birthday on the referendum would feel the same..
if you want to lower it because its your future at stake.. well a 10 year old has even more future at stake, what about them..
Lowering the voting age in general is a poor ideological argument that's generally only used by those who know they will profit from it (liberal parties who want more youth voters)
There is a much stronger and more factual argument for raising the voting age.. but its one that will never happen, and should never happen, because the social unrest would not be worth it.
I'm way below the voting age. I don't really know much about the EU, lol. I do think my beliefs are somewhat more accurate than my school friends, one said that Brexit would cause a replication of what happened to Germany after WW2 economically. And they simplify why ppl voted to leave. My teachers don't even correct that ****, they probably agree, lol.
I moved to London alone from a foreign country by the age of 16. I signed by own rental agreement at the age of 17 and I travelled and hitchhiked Europe alone at 17. I got my first full-time job at 16 and have worked part time alongside my studies since 16. I've paid tax into two government systems before I was eligible to vote and have a say on what my money should be spent on in either country.
I applied for universities without parental or teacher advice.
My parents are still there, supporting me all the way, but age does not determine independence/life experience. There are 25 year olds who still live at home with their parents.
I am not any more "independent" now when I was when I was 17, the only difference is that I can legally get smashed. I'm not more politically aware.
I just think that when the older (like 80's age range) people should've used their vote to reflect their younger families view maybe, because they won't necessarily be around for the whole thing-ish.
This is just my opinion dont come at me
ive got enough life experience to know that brexit is ****ed and if younger people had voted (and maybe they'd put a cap on old people voting who will be dead before we feel the effects of brexit), maybe we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now. it's our future