16-year-olds should stick to getting married and paying taxes

Other | Friday 3rd November 2017 | Geri

Votes for 16-year-olds just got blocked by Tory MPs without an actual vote in the Farcical House of Commons.

Using their usual bullying tactics Tory MPs once again disregarded the vote for 16s after debating and shouting for 95 minutes causing the amount of time for the debate to be reduced. As a result, the Deputy speaker ruled it wouldn’t be right to force the vote, considering the importance of the subject and the short amount of time left to debate.

Between having to interrupt in the heckling to remind them that ‘this is not a football match!’

Tories have for years now, been patronising young people, claiming they don’t have ‘political knowledge or maturity required’. Of course, they should stick to childish things like being able to get married, pay taxes, leave care, join the army, give medical consent, pay prescriptions, be detained. The legal list is endless. The only thing they can’t do is vote.

Politically speaking this stems from Tory insecurity among young voters, who on the whole never really vote Conservative. And it would be political suicide for the Tories to allow 16-year old’s (the future of the nation) to have a say in how the country is run.

We can't let them win this.