Army Recruitment Starts at 16

Votes at 16 should be allowed. 

Why the contribution is important

You can get a job at 16, you start paying taxes on that income, why shouldn't you have a say on how that tax money is spent? The same applies to VAT, any purchase made (where VAT is applicable) is a form of paying tax, why shouldn't a British citizen have the right to determine (via their representatives) the way VAT income is then spent. 

You can also join the Armed Forces at the age of 16, you can literally fight and die for this country at the age of 16, surely these 16 year olds should have the right to decide which politicians are the ones sending them to do so?

by AnthonyBird on March 26, 2019 at 12:06PM

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  • Posted by SeneddRhysJ March 31, 2019 at 19:16

    Thanks for sharing your view with us @AnthonyBird - Do you have a view on if and how political and citizenship education can be taught to young people? If so, what themes or topics should be covered?
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