You can lead a young person to the polling station but you still can’t make them vote: How do we get our youth to exercise their democratic right? [Image: theday.co.uk] Have you noticed how the mainstream media have glossed over the fact that so few people voted in the European elections?
Only about one-third of the electorate bothered to shift their backsides from the sofa to the polling station, and only a quarter of those gave UKIP its resounding (if you believe the BBC) victory.
That’s just nine per cent of the electorate!
The other nine-tenths of the country – including both voters and non-voters – didn’t want UKIP to win, and it is delusional of that party’s supporters to say the whole country got behind them.
The problem is, far too many people didn’t get behind anybody else.
My cousin’s daughter, at 18, voted for the first time last…
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