“If 16 year olds can be sent to war, then they should be able to vote for that government.”
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Nice sound bite, but factually incorrect…
“Service personnel under the age of 18 are not allowed to deploy to any operations outside the United Kingdom, except where the operation does not involve personnel becoming engaged in, or exposed to, hostilities.”
I think you could argue that he was talking about the way the army encourages 16 year-olds to join the army, who then go on to serve.
Sorry to fall into party hack mode, but the pledge to lower the voting age to 16 is in the Labour Party manifesto…
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