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Tom Watson
Parliament it getting tetchy about votes at 16. What do you think? Should we lower the voting age?
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Mike Hillier 15 Oct 12
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I was discussing this earlier, yes it should be younger, but it should also come with politics added to the 13+ curriculum
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Em 15 Oct 12
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hell no!
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Matthew Carson 15 Oct 12
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yes - 16 year olds are some of the most politically engaged people and deserve to have their voice heard
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Rosie 15 Oct 12
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I think we should have political education first, we don't have enough ppl voting at 18 !! Never mind 16.
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pickwick 15 Oct 12
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Either lower the voting and drinking age or raise the marrying and joining army age. The discrepancy just now is farcical.
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Mx. Nadia 15 Oct 12
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Yes, but more must be done to encourage turnout. I'd like to see compulsory voting like in Australia.
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(((Unity))) 15 Oct 12
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Not while Newsround insists on explaining referenda by comparing them to the X-Factor.
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hassinator69 15 Oct 12
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only if we can text it in
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❄ Christine ❄ 15 Oct 12
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i think 16 year olds are capable of voting
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Andy Demidow 15 Oct 12
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Ros Clarke 15 Oct 12
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I'd like to think it would make teenagers start to take more responsibility for their decisions.
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Robin Willott 15 Oct 12
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I'd be interested to know how many might show up, but if you can work at 16, why not?
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Graham Joyce 15 Oct 12
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They are suggesting the average 36 year old is more politically responsible than the average 16 year old?
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Matt Foster 15 Oct 12
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If voting age goes down so must drinking, driving, smoking, schooling. Can't be a child on one hand and an adult on the other.
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Matthew Slowe 15 Oct 12
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I used to think yes but, looking back, no
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Simon 15 Oct 12
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My instinct is yes given that it is the age of responsibility in other realms (consent, armed forces, marriage etc)
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Inforectionist 15 Oct 12
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No taxation without sufferage
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George Torr 15 Oct 12
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Many 18 year olds don't have a clue to vote for anyway. Political education on parties and policies is needed for young people
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Jonathan O'Dea MRBS 15 Oct 12
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The old argument is that if you can get married at sixteen or even have sex, why not have the right to vote?
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