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19 minutes ago, gettafa said:

But who knows, maybe these kids could bring a better form of democracy and government to the Island.

Until it's realised that they might.

Then it'll be stopped in its tracks.

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11 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

Until it's realised that they might.

Then it'll be stopped in its tracks.

It can't be stopped. The all-seeing politically astute and incisive President of Tynwald Steve Rodan has let the genie out of the bottle.

To stop 'em voting the Government would need to give all day free Blue WKD in the 6th form room to keep the kids away from the polling stations. Mind you, they would probably suss out postal votes and party on down all day.

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12 hours ago, gettafa said:

Every kid attending that protest will have a vote as equal as anybody's in 2021 General Election. In fact many of them now.

Once they realise that, then expect more of this, except with a bit of power behind it.

If a Douglas MHK can get elected with less than a couple of hundred votes then you can expect a schoolkid or at least somehow forced to be sympathetic to their cause to be voted in.

That's democracy.

Oh, and Steve Rodan needs a right royal rogering for introducing votes for 16-year-olds which btw no one asked for,except his own ego.But who knows, maybe these kids could bring a better form of democracy and government to the Island.

I can see it now, 24 newly elected MHK's all under the age of 19...

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Well that is a good starting point to think. One or two would be quite feasible. Jon Joughin was elected in Douglas East with 159 votes.

They'd soon learn of course how much power they would have to change the world or indeed anything else (about zero). Even if there were 24 kiddie MHKs.

 

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2 hours ago, gettafa said:

Jon Joughin was elected in Douglas East with 159 votes.

That was pitiful 

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2 hours ago, MrPB said:

That was pitiful 

Pitiful or not, it happened.

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10 minutes ago, Rushen Spy said:

Protests are a wast of time.*


*Citation: the million + people who protested the Iraq War.

Speaking about protests and pointlessness... This photo is from the farage march on London. Notice the Manx flag...

...oh and the sign

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1 hour ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Robertshaw only got 7 more votes than him in 2016 (487 to 480). 

Jono's biggest asset was that he wasn't Robertshaw. 

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12 hours ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Speaking about protests and pointlessness... This photo is from the farage march on London. Notice the Manx flag...

...oh and the sign

54435194_2234660580141365_8484114517746253824_n.jpg

Must be W2 :lol:

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14 hours ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Speaking about protests and pointlessness... This photo is from the farage march on London. Notice the Manx flag...

...oh and the sign

54435194_2234660580141365_8484114517746253824_n.jpg

Almost above the clouds in Cuckoo land too. 

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14 hours ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Speaking about protests and pointlessness... This photo is from the farage march on London. Notice the Manx flag...

...oh and the sign

54435194_2234660580141365_8484114517746253824_n.jpg

poor photoshopping..........

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