Youth vote ‘will shape future of Scotland’
Old enough to pay tax – old enough to vote. Simple as that.
- Dumbarton Celt
More desperate measures from a government failing to get its messages across.
- The Diplomat
So we’ll give 16 and 17- year-olds a vote simply on the basis of residency, but deny those who have been forced to work elsewhere in the UK, even though they were born and raised here?
There has never been a better generation of young people in Scotland – they are better educated and more aware. It is no coincidence that the creative and educated people in Scotland are in favour of independence.
These are the actions of a desperate SNP, knowing full well that its only chance of convincing more people to vote for separation is to target the most vulnerable and impressionable.
Three local high schools in my area showed No votes in mock referendums.
- Clueless Davie
I can picture it now – Braveheart being broadcast in schools and colleges the day before the referendum.
There are plenty of people aged over 18 who don’t have the brains to be trusted to vote on Scotland’s future. The idea of including 16 and 17-year-olds is totally ludicrous.
- Alternative (High Octane) Fuel Head
Children aged 16 who are marrying and having children are likely to be feral and educated to a very low standard.
I’m 48 years old. When am I getting a vote on the EU?