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Julian Sayarer

Julian has written for the New Statesman, London Review of Books and openDemocracy among others. He is an experienced touring cyclist and writes frequently about world politics by bicycle. A book about his 2009 circumnavigation by bicycle is waiting to be published. He blogs at http://thisisnotforcharity.blogspot.com/

Should 16-year-olds have the vote?

As Scottish 16 and 17-year-olds win the right to vote on Scottish independence, should the Government lower the voting age across the UK? Have your say below