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I was heavily influenced by my mother's extreme bias to the Tories and didn't have access to finding out about other party's or their politics at 16.  If young people now are interested in voting then they have the internet, which partys should make good use of if they wish to engage young people.

I think it is right to let 16 year olds vote, because some are well informed and may already be active in politics at that age.

Just as you get ill informed 16 year olds, you get ill informed adults of any age who either don't turn out or vote for ridiculous reasons.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sat Sep 27th, 2008 at 10:11:23 AM EST
Yeah, the pros and cons are different, but I don't think they "add" up to anything different than they do for adults.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sat Sep 27th, 2008 at 01:17:54 PM EST
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We once had Gerrit Zalm at our high school (in Enkhuizen, where he is from). A kid asked of him what his party, the right-liberal VVD, offered children, stating that the Green Left had some good policies for the youth, like legalising marihuana. Zalm gave some boilerplate about prospects and the economy. We were all supposed to be thinking about our futures!
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sat Sep 27th, 2008 at 02:06:19 PM EST
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