At 16 I was more interested in controlling acne, meeting girls, and turning 17 to drive a car. Was there anything else more important in life? Well Labour seemed to think so as this week saw renewed attempts by the party to lower the voting age by 2 years to 16.
The desperation of Labour is one thing but the sheer dangerousness of this proposal is another. We all saw how Corbyn coined the phrase “sweet shop polices” when he made false promises of scrapping tuition fees. Could he do it again by theoretically pledging to lower the driving age if elected?
The only argument Labour had to offer was that the number of young carers has rocketed in recent years, saying many of them have to take on great responsibilities but are still denied the right to vote. Does this make you grown up and mature? Having a beard does not make you a man and neither does being forced into doing this work.
It is a scientific fact that the brain does not finish developing until the 20s so many would argue for raising the age.
If the average age is getting higher, should the voting age not be increasing also? Some of the brainwashed will agree with Labour but it will lead down a very slippery road. While Labour might say that one can join the army and pay taxes, in reality this is a very small amount.
Labour create more questions than answers and have not represented the working class in decades.
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