Friday, 6 April 2012

London Green Party's latest political broadcast

I've just seen this: I think it's great, but of course some will argue that this is why we don't let children vote in the first place!

Local democracy in this country is a bit of a scandal: derisory turnouts on an electoral register that doesn't include all sorts of people - and Government proposals to change the way electoral registers are collated will only make things worse.

Whatever you think about the Green Party - or this advert - I hope all lovers of democracy will resist the Government's plans as far as possible.

And, while we are at it, do ask your MP if they'll support the votes@16 campaign to give 16 and 17 year olds a voice too!

1 comment:

  1. I think that using children in this way for party political propaganda is a disgrace. I am quite sympathetic to the Green Party's policies in general, but after seeing this broadcast I would not vote for them. Some of these children have not yet reached the age where they are able to discern issues for themselves; they will just go along with what their parents and others tell them, naturally. Let them have a childhood until they are old enough to decide on these things for themselves.