Letter: Big win for the no-vote party

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Big win for the no-vote party

Sir: The suggestion that the way to get young people to vote is to make sure they are "thoroughly trained in judgement" through "the compulsory teaching of philosophy in schools" (Letters, 29 April) might well have the reverse effect. The more people are educated, the more likely they are to see through the lies and limitations of all the political parties and to refuse to vote for any of them.

In the recent general election by far the biggest swing was from voters to non-voters, who increased by more than 30 per cent to nearly 29 per cent of the electorate, the highest figure since the Second World War, and are now the second political grouping in the country.

NICOLAS WALTER

London N1

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