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Nick Clegg On SKY news

#1
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!
 
#3
BiscuitsAB said:
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!
What sixteen year olds are being asked to lay down their lives?
 
#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
Proper_Gander said:
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.
He hasnt got much of a point sixteen year olds are not being asked to risk their lives.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
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
Biped said:
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.
The newspapers are always trawling ARRSE for quotes so we might get lucky.
 
#11
stacker1 said:
Proper_Gander said:
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.
He hasnt got much of a point sixteen year olds are not being asked to risk their lives.
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
Proper_Gander said:
stacker1 said:
Proper_Gander said:
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.
He hasnt got much of a point sixteen year olds are not being asked to risk their lives.
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.
Only those above the age of 18 are committed to 4 years.

Edited as Proper_Gander got the point.
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
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!
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#16
leveller said:
Regardless of the 'lives at risk' bollox, if they are paying Tax and NI, don't they deserve a choice?
That is dangerously near to suggesting you only get to vote if you have a job and pay taxes............... :)
 
#19
So you can be responsible enough to bring a carpet commando into the World at 16 but not responsible enough to vote... makes about as much sense as being able to labour on a building site at 16 yet have to drink a pint of lemonade while your Oppo's have a beer after 12 hours humping bags of cement and breeze blocks around all day!
 

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