Nick Clegg On SKY news

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by BiscuitsAB, Apr 29, 2010.

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  1. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Just been asked a question on voting ages following a question on Afghanistan and manning and kit.

    Ans" If sixteen year olds are being asked to lay down their lives for this country then they should be allowed to vote"

    Nice one Nick!
     
  2. Does this mean that the limp dems advocate child soldiers?!!
     
  3. What sixteen year olds are being asked to lay down their lives?
     
  4. could have sworn you had to be eighteen to deploy
     
  5. Indeed and has been the rule for quite a few years.
     
  6. you may deploy until you're 18, but you can join the army with 16. so in a far fetched, dramatic way, he has a point.

    still don't want 16 year olds to vote ffs! i was in political lala land at that age!
     
  7. And this tit is one of the ones saying the age of responsibility should be raised, so 15 you are to young to be held accountable for your actions, but at 16 you are mature enough to vote?

    Knob.
     
  8. He hasnt got much of a point sixteen year olds are not being asked to risk their lives.
     
  9. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Made a good soundbite though, and of course the after-bullsh!t analysis on here won't be reported. So all-in-all, it's one up for Clegg.
     
  10. The newspapers are always trawling ARRSE for quotes so we might get lucky.
     
  11. you can make the decision to join the army at 16, and once you're in you can't leave for a minimum of 4 years.
     
  12. Only those above the age of 18 are committed to 4 years.

    Edited as Proper_Gander got the point.
     
  13. point taken
     
  14. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    Just because he doesn't know what he is talking about, it will not follow that people won't vote for the cnut. Style over substance, a la B-Liar. We are doomed!
     
  15. Regardless of the 'lives at risk' bollox, if they are paying Tax and NI, don't they deserve a choice?