I’m almost of the opinion that people under 30 have nothing to offer but good ideas. Whilst those over 50 have no ideas to offer but know how to make things happen
John Redwood even went as far as to say that 16 and 17-year-olds that are engaged in politics are a "myth", whilst Philip Hammond said that it would "not be appropriate" to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in the EU referendum. They are essentially saying "But you don't have the vote, so you know that your opinion does not matter to us, therefore you have no reason to have an opinion, therefore your opinion must be irrelevant" .
Lower the Voting Age to 16 - The Result of the EU Referendum Will Affect Us Far More Than Any Other Age Group
If the government bands together to engage young people, the entire country will be in much better shape for a brighter future. An engaged generation will go out of create sustainability for the country to assure it remains as rewarding as its current state and head towards a Better Britain.
The Prime Minister has said the House of Commons will vote on whether to let 16 and 17 year olds vote in the referendum on
Two-thirds of 16 and 17-year-olds in Scotland would have voted in the general election if they had been allowed, a new survey
It simply isn't the case that young people don't care. When given a say over really important decisions on the way the country is run people will turn out to vote. We saw it in the Scottish referendum where people's passion and enthusiasm meant the numbers voting reached almost 90%... Labour is a party that believes in progressive change. We don't accept the status quo. We cannot continue to tolerate such a sharp difference in the numbers who vote between older and younger generations. But we also need to give younger people something to vote for. And there is no bigger issue on the horizon than a say on our whole relationship with the European Union.
"That would be a big step, but I think we have got to look at it. But I think it is an injustice and an unfairness at the
Lowering the voting age is by no means a silver bullet to political apathy, an issue so deep-rooted that no single reform can be seen as a remedy to the problem. But it would be a step in the right direction, and might just amount to a turning of the tide against youth disenfranchisement. Surely this can only be a good thing.
Children as young as 14 should be able to vote in general elections, according to Labour MP Alun Michael. Michael, MP for
It's time we said enough is enough of governments only seeing young people as an afterthought. The left needs to be pushing so that young people like me can have the vote, and with it the ability to defend our own future.