Grant 16 and 17 year-old UK residents the right to vote in the EU referendum.

The EU referendum is going to be an event that divides Britain firmly down the middle and will decide the course of the United Kingdom for decades to come - it is only fair that the youth of the UK today have a say in tomorrow's future, when we will be the ones most affected.

If 16-17 year olds were permitted to vote in the Scottish referendum, why not in the even more important EU referendum? When 16 year olds can work, raise a child, live by themselves and fight for our country, why can we not vote for the route we believe the UK should take for our generation? When it is the youth who must live with the decision for 80 years, why should the 80 year-old decide? Give sixth forms an election day in the most important decision this century, online if nothing else.

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