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Wednesday, November 30, 2005 

Anne Milton votes against the youth vote


Anne Milton: "The voice of the young is the voice of the future, and politicians must realise that."


Hey, guess what? Anne's full of it!

Last night, there was a vote on the following:

Representation of the People (Reduction of Voting Age) - 29 Nov 2005 - Division No. 109: That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reduce the voting age for parliamentary, local government and European parliamentary elections to 16.

Anne is used to narrow margins, so I'm sure she recognises one when she sees it, but I think it's worth mentioning to the folks at home that this bill was killed by a margin of 8 votes... and Anne Milton voted against it.

Let's take a quick trip to the Essex Police website and see what you can do - besides vote - when you are between the ages of 16-18:

AGE 16
You can buy cigarettes or tobacco
You can leave school
You can choose your own doctor
You can claim social security benefit
You can work full time
You can leave home with your parents' consent
You can get married with one parent's consent
You can drink wine or beer with a meal in a restaurant
You can hold a licence to drive a moped
You can buy a ticket in the National Lottery

AGE 17
You can hold a licence to drive any vehicle except certain heavy ones
You can engage in street trading
You can purchase an air rifle
You can leave home without your parents’ consent

This list fails to mention that you can also join the army at age 16. You also get to pay taxes. Taxes that pay Anne Milton's wages.

But you cannot vote at age 16. Anne 'the voice of the young is the voice of the future' Milton says so.

Anne's position on this seems pretty hypocritical, especially when you consider how childish many of her deceptions are.


I'm a student and I'd be interested to hear her thinking on her new leader's ideas about tuition fees - that he now favours them. I mean, it's barely 6 months ago that she stood up at the students' union and argued so passionately against them.

And here she is organising a petition against them:

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/Union/societies/conservative/photos,03.htm (Sorry I don't know how to do fancy stuff like adding photos and all that jazz).

I mean, she must be dead against them if she took the trouble to organise a petition.

That must mean that we're going to get some of the principled politics stuff that we were promised, where she stands up for what she believes in even if it means going against current Conservative Party policy.

Or she could just keep being a Conservative Party voting machine:

http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Anne_Milton&mpc=Guildford&display=everyvote (Again, apologies).

Perhaps you should look into this?

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Just in case you missed that Tim, it's an interesting point, here's a more specific link to this campaign.

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