NICK FERRARI raged at the idea of the voting age being lowered as he claimed that young people were not interested in politics. Nick Ferrari criticised the idea of lowering the voting age in the UK to 16 as he insisted young people do not care about politics. Speaking on Sky News’ the Pledge, Ferrari clashed with panellist Afua
Hirsch over whether the voting age should have been lowered. Ms Hirsch claimed that in her experience, young people deserved a vote. She said: “My personal
experience of talking to young people is the quality of their engagement with politics far exceeds older voters who are much more complacent. “They take it really
seriously.” Ferrari interrupted the panellist asking where she got her information from before he was quizzed over whether he even spoke to 16 to 17-year-olds in the lead
up the general election. “No, I try and avoid them,” he replied. “I try and avoid them at all times.” Ferrari then entered a savage rant as he ridiculed the idea of young people being allowed to vote. He said: “The average 16 or 17-year-old doesn’t give a
flying fig about politics. “You are only talking to the ones who are motivated. “Drive past a street corner in Slough with a load of 16 and 17-year-old lads standing on a
street corner in Slough tonight. “They don’t give a b***** about politics whatsoever. “They couldn’t give a damn about it.” Ferrari then joked that the voting age needed to be raised to “about 45-years-old” in which “we would all be in a far better place”.
MP’s debated whether the voting age should be lowered to 16 in the UK and follow Scotland where 16- and 17-year-olds can vote in council and Scottish Parliament elections. Conservative MPs were accused of extending the debate on previous bills
to mean that there was insufficient time for the second reading of the bill. The second reading of the bill ran out of time in the Commons meaning the voting age remains at 18.