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On 21 Jun 2016 at 5:59pm Jerry wrote:
Never mind a minimum voting age there should be a maximum one since this vote affects mainly the younger, more economic UK citizens. Anybody drawing a pension should be disqualified perhaps?
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On 21 Jun 2016 at 6:55pm Celine wrote:
What twaddle!
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On 21 Jun 2016 at 7:36pm landporter wrote:
Oh fab, another EU post.
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On 22 Jun 2016 at 12:24am Frak wrote:
Completely agree, though slightly older than pension age. And 16 year olds should have been allowed to vote.
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On 22 Jun 2016 at 8:18am Tom wrote:
I agree too. Old people naturally tend to be backwards looking and resistant to modernity. It seems perverse that - by their weight of voting numbers - that they should be allowed to determine the outcome of a referendum that will effect their grandchildren. And I particularly resent those pampered OAPS with their final salary pensions, smugly imbibing on their Daily Mails as they prepare for their next holiday and in the Dordogne - just as soon as they've posted their Leave vote
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On 22 Jun 2016 at 8:25am Amon wildes wrote:
Well, speaking as a 73 year old git who still runs my small business, and does not have a final salary pension, and won't have the disgusting Daily Mail (or any other Murdock organ - including Sky) in the house, I rather resent your comments Tom. Btw I do have grandchildren and I will be voting 'remain'. I am not yet so senile as to ruin their future by letting in a bunch of Tory chancers run the country into the ground for the benefit of their vanity project of 'taking control'. Control of what btw? Running the Titanic into the iceberg?
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On 22 Jun 2016 at 8:55am Tom wrote:
Glad to hear it Amon, and forgive my provocative generalisation. I just loathe the Daily Mail and the mindset of the readers that it panders to
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On 22 Jun 2016 at 10:33am Amon Wildes wrote:
Thank you Tom. I know your heart's in the right place, but the problem is that 'leave' is a complicated demographic and sadly many voting 'leave' will be sadly disappointed and shocked at what they will get if we leave. I don't think it is a clear split between old and young- it's a split between the disadvantaged and the clearly advantaged in this very unequal society. The Brexit chancers are just that - spotting an opportunity to grab power and mould the country into their peculiarly little England mentality while feathering their own nest further. The rest of us will just have to suffer the consequences and it will be painful. 'Leave's' continued lies about how they will control immigration will be shown to be just that. The pressure on the NHS, housing and schools should have been addressed by funding them properly, especially in areas where there are high levels of immigrants who are paying for this in their taxes. This is down to our government and how it spends our money. It has nothing to do with the EU. When the economy tanks, we will all be the losers.
I got their
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On 22 Jun 2016 at 10:57am Clifford wrote:
Jerry wrote: 'Never mind a minimum voting age there should be a maximum one since this vote affects mainly the younger, more economic UK citizens.'

Yes, I've got an even better idea: Why not restrict voting to people we can be certain will vote Stay? Because that's the idea, isn't it?
 
 
On 22 Jun 2016 at 11:18am Resilewes wrote:
Well, it would certainly make polling day a lot quieter.
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On 22 Jun 2016 at 11:22am sfsg wrote:
All in all its very inconvenient to have all these proles with votes. It was much better when only property owning men had the vote.
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On 22 Jun 2016 at 2:00pm Just Bob wrote:
Hi Tom .......and Jerry.
Old cartoons are sometimes the best! Consider this when the urge to generalise takes over::
After a brief conversation with an elderly gentleman, a student shook his head despairingly at the man and said that into today’s modern society it was impossible for people of the older generation to understand his.
“You grew up in a different world,” the student said. “Today we have television, jet planes, space travel, nuclear energy and computers.”
“You are right,” said the old man. “We didn’t have those things when we were young, so we invented them. What are you doing for the next generation?”


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