Wednesday, May 04, 2005

No Representation Without Taxation

We can't aford our pensions. People will have to work longer. The government is raising the retiring age to 65 for men and women.

At the same time, with their idiotic idea of sending 50% of the population to university, they want half the nation not to start work until they're 21. Potentially five years of working life taken off. Joined up thinking at its best.

The liberal left see a fantastic opportunity to gather votes in the idea of lowering the voting age to 16. As a general rule the more you are cocooned from the real world, the more likely you are to vote for a left party. And with compulsory citizenship classes it is hoped that the kids will know which way to vote.

So a coalition of the stupid has been formed to campaign for votes at 16. The usual self-selected 'Youth' organisations, the NUS, and one political party - the Lib Dems. Surprise surprise.

The Electoral Reform Society, a supposedly 'neutral' charity, are also asociated with this political campaign. I've had my doubts about them ever since they refused to administer Brian Souter's privately-funded referendum on the retention of Section 2a (a clause preventing the presentation of homosexual propaganda in the guise of sex education) in Scottish schools (a third of the four million ballots were returned, approximately the turnout by which most Scottish and English councillors are elected, with 87% in favour of retention).

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