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Harman wants teenagers

Children of 16 may be given the vote - Telegraph

The voting age could be lowered to 16 to encourage young people to get involved in politics, Harriet Harman has suggested.

Not old enough to smoke, buy a knife or decide how to lead their own life by staying at school or not, but old enough to vote Labour....

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A blatant attempt at vote rigging methinks. How does the old saw go? "If you're under thirty and not a socialist you're heartless. If you're over thirty and not a conservative, you're stupid"?

The next stages are:

1. Nobody who earns over £50,000 a year can vote. After all, their money buys influence, doesn't it? So why should they have a vote as well?

2. Two votes for any member of the 'caring professions' - they've earnt it by their dedication.

3. Immigrants can vote as soon as they have an address in this country - no citizenship needed. We don't want to discriminate, do we?

4. Extra voting power is to be given to the Scots to compensate for their disadvantages. No, hang on, we've already done that. All right then, we'll abolish the system of having equal-population constituencies and make constituencies smaller in the inner cities, for the same reason.

The next stages are:

1. Nobody who earns over £50,000 a year can vote. After all, their money buys influence, doesn't it? So why should they have a vote as well?

2. Two votes for any member of the 'caring professions' - they've earnt it by their dedication.

3. Immigrants can vote as soon as they have an address in this country - no citizenship needed. We don't want to discriminate, do we?

4. Extra voting power is to be given to the Scots to compensate for their disadvantages. No, hang on, we've already done that. All right then, we'll abolish the system of having equal-population constituencies and make constituencies smaller in the inner cities, for the same reason.

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