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The recent thought-provoking piece by Neena Modi, ‘Votes for a better future’1 argued the case for entrusting parents with an additional vote for each of their children. Though this, rather exhilarating, idea might take time in gestation, it takes no more than a simple extrapolation of the central hypothesis to infer that the natural first step in the process has to be a change in the current law around voting age.
The law is riddled with incongruities in this area: in the UK, the age of paid employment, legal sex, enrolment in the military among others is …
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