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View Poll Results: Should 16/17 year olds get the vote?

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  • Yes

    13 25.00%
  • No

    33 63.46%
  • Not sure... I'm going to sit on the fence.

    6 11.54%
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  1. #1
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    Question Should 16/17 year olds get the vote?

    After reading that 16/17 year olds will be able to vote in the Scottish Referendum... it got me wondering should they be able to vote..

    After all, at 16 you can join the Forces, get married, have sex, Smoke fags (but not buy them), Smoke blokes etc - but they cannot vote..

    What do you think?

  2. #2
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    No. They've paid cock all in Tax so why should they decide on who gets in? Giving that they'll base their decision, no doubt, on who'll keep the abortion of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) scheme alive.
    Elitest B'stard.

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  3. I think we may be missing a trick here. Surely the fact that they 'know everything' should count for something.

  4. #4
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    Neither teenagers nor workshy doley scumbags should get the vote IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needsabiggerfuse View Post
    I think we may be missing a trick here. Surely the fact that they 'know everything' should count for something.

    Perhaps there shouldf be a "civics" exam to pass before getting the vote at so young an age.
    Meanwhile, let 'em wait!
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  6. If you pay any tax then you should have a vote.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeinstoke View Post
    If you pay any tax then you should have a vote.
    And the flip side should be that if you don't pay any tax, then no vote.

  8. Yes, but only the male ones.

  9. #9
    No way. I have a 17 year old who believes all drugs should be decriminalised, all nations should move here and sponge whilst having more of an idea about American politics than ours. She would vote doctor who party if she had the chance!

  10. Absolutely no way. Your average 16/17 year old gives fcuk all about politics, doesn't contribute meaningfully to society and if asked why he/she were voting would probably not be able to give you a coherent answer.
    I'm sure you get exceptions to that generalisation but the majority in my opinion are useless fcukwits.
    "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!"

 

 
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