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GrumpyOldFart

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Just no other word - unbelievable
« on: Dec 06, 2018, 09:26:33 PM »
Give six-year-olds the vote, says Cambridge University academic  https://goo.gl/UDSx4H

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Re: Just no other word - unbelievable
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2018, 10:03:36 PM »
He said: I would lower the voting age to six, not 16. And Im serious about that. I would want people who vote to be able to read, so I would exclude reception [age-children].

So would he stop illiterate adults from voting?
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2018, 10:05:08 PM »
I do so hope none of my tax pays in any way for that prats salary.

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« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2018, 10:07:27 PM »
It's what we get for providing useless degree courses in non-subjects such as politics.
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 07, 2018, 12:11:00 AM »
For a "non-subject", Politics has an awful lot of students on this sight.
The trouble with our politics is that it puts power into the hands of those most likely to abuse it.

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 07, 2018, 04:40:25 AM »
Dont let Stugeon hear about it. Vote for me and get a free lollipop . I think this idiot even outdoes May for rank stupidity.
Elections would be FUN he says! And he is the HEAD of the politics unit. Heaven help us!
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 07, 2018, 08:44:18 AM »
Any responsible jounalist would have asked if he was having a giraffe.
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2018, 09:20:04 AM »
My youngest granddaughter, slightly older than six, would vote for a unicorn. 🦄🦄
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2018, 12:09:09 PM »
For a "non-subject", Politics has an awful lot of students on this sight.

Politics is a non-subject for university degree purposes & there are no students on this site, just ordinary people with political views which are just as valid as the views of a Professor of Politics.
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 07, 2018, 01:05:03 PM »
To be honest, I felt that lowering the voting age to 18, never mind anything less, was a big mistake. OK, I hear all the screams - you can marry at 16, drive at 17. fight for your country at 18 (TBH only that third makes the slightest impact upon me, having been a serviceman). BUT, think about it - who do you want to have a say in how the country is governed? Those with damn all experience of life, or those who have at least known a bit about it? TBH - if only you have a very little bit of life experience behind you, asking the inexperienced is - ' Christmas - yes or no!' Guess what the turkeys go for
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2018, 01:21:51 PM »
Politics is a non-subject for university degree purposes & there are no students on this site, just ordinary people with political views which are just as valid as the views of a Professor of Politics.



I was a student years ago but most people I was still in contact with 20 years later were in jobs not related to their degree.
I think a degree only shows you can learn to a certain level.
My daughters are graduates in nursing which is regarded as a vocational degree.
Because nurses tend to specialise they think only about 20% of what they learnt at university is now useful to them in their day to day working lives.
I was speaking to a senior hospital doctor and even he admits to not knowing everything about being a doctor. These days some things happen very infrequently and he has to look them up on the internet.

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« Reply #11 on: Dec 07, 2018, 01:24:39 PM »
To be honest, I felt that lowering the voting age to 18, never mind anything less, was a big mistake. OK, I hear all the screams - you can marry at 16, drive at 17. fight for your country at 18 (TBH only that third makes the slightest impact upon me, having been a serviceman). BUT, think about it - who do you want to have a say in how the country is governed? Those with damn all experience of life, or those who have at least known a bit about it? TBH - if only you have a very little bit of life experience behind you, asking the inexperienced is - ' Christmas - yes or no!' Guess what the turkeys go for
Mike



A while ago I was speaking to a 17 year old who was at work paying tax.
I can see his point when he said as he was paying tax he should have some say in how his money is spent.

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Re: Just no other word - unbelievable
« Reply #12 on: Dec 07, 2018, 01:26:20 PM »
Politics is a non-subject for university degree purposes & there are no students on this site, just ordinary people with political views which are just as valid as the views of a Professor of Politics.


One doesn't have to be in education to be a student of something.
The trouble with our politics is that it puts power into the hands of those most likely to abuse it.

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« Reply #13 on: Dec 07, 2018, 02:12:32 PM »
A while ago I was speaking to a 17 year old who was at work paying tax.
I can see his point when he said as he was paying tax he should have some say in how his money is spent.
Why? I suspect most of us disapprove of one aspect or another of how the government spends our money.

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« Reply #14 on: Dec 07, 2018, 04:37:16 PM »
My youngest granddaughter, slightly older than six, would vote for a unicorn. 🦄🦄


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