Letters: Voting age should be lowered

Brian Allan is wholeheartedly opposed to reducing the voting age to 16 because he believes that they might be naive. I would suggest that this is an unwarranted insult on young people.

With regard to his suggestion they might vote with their hearts and not their heads, I don't believe this would be such bad thing. It is certainly far superior to the large numbers who use neither their brains nor their hearts, but decide how they vote based on how their faither's and grandfaither's voted.

Those aged 16 take on many adult responsibilities and I'm sure the vast majority of them are just as fit to vote as their elders.

JIM CARSON, Larchfield, Balerno, Midlothian