According to a Guardian article on the 6th of December 2018, the head of Politics at Cambridge University, Prof David Runciman was quoted as saying, ” … the ageing population meant young people were now ‘massively outnumbered’, creating a democratic crisis and an inbuilt bias against governments that plan for the future.”
The newspaper went on to say, “…The head of politics [a Remoaner] at Cambridge University has called for children as young as six to be given the vote in an attempt to tackle the age bias in modern democracy.”
Is this the best political advice Cambridge can offer? Allow 6 year olds to vote? What next, allow 6 year olds to drive, go to work and pay taxes too? This is simply absurd. Firstly, if the professor had asked his “paediatric friends” he will understand at 6 a child is still developing.
Most can barely read or write or comprehend language, to a degree sufficient to vote or make any major decisions. If a 6 year old has all the life skills he or she needs and can vote then I guess we can close Cambridge University…
Much like the arrogance of the EU who allegedly often referred to the voting public as children, as was revealed in “Adults in the Room”, by Yanis Varoufakis – the Greek ex-Finance Minister’s political memoirs.
The irony of it is the voting public elect our politicians to serve for us, and that bestows trust on our government and MPs to scrutinise government, but instead they have resorted to manipulation and deceit, saying one thing and doing the opppsite. Or simply via the funded media they manipilate the direction.
It doesn’t make the voting public children, it just makes the voting public realise their needs for more scrutiny and transparency. So by not being able to deliver on their promises they use silly name calling.
So no professor, 6 year olds should not be allowed to vote. It’s a bad idea..
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