Owned: Scrounging skinflint Tory Nigel Adams gets what he deserves

Labour has announced that, the next time the party is voted into office, it will extend the adult living wage to cover people aged 16 and 17. That means it will be £10 per hour. This didn’t go down well with Nigel Adams, the Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty in North Yorkshire, whose political career (so far) has been conspicuously inconspicuous. He was a Wales Office minister and a government whip, but resigned over Theresa May’s Brexit talks with Theresa May. “Why not throw in a free iPad and…

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Tory hypocrisy exposed again: They oppose votes at 16 while letting 15-year-olds choose their leader

This is shameful, isn’t it? If you didn’t hear the exchange between Emily Thornberry and David Lidington at PMQs, it included the following, from Ms Thornberry: At 16, we are free from parental control, we can leave home, we can start a family, we can get married, we can start work, we can pay taxes and we can join the forces, so can he give us a logical explanation of why a 16-year-old should not have the right to vote? To this, Mr Lidington replied thus: it was the last…

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Labour peers dispute claims that EU vote for 16-year-olds would cost £6m

Tory MPs are fabricating costs in order to get their own way, it seems. Is anybody surprised? They’ll try this again, even if it fails, on other issues. We’ll all need to keep our wits about us. Labour peers will on Monday dispute claims by the government that extending votes to 16- and 17-year-olds in the European Union referendum would cost £6m, as the EU referendum bill returns to the House of Lords. Parliament’s two chambers are at a standoff, as a majority of MPs in the Commons are opposed…

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Poll: Votes for 16-year-olds

David Cameron has said MPs will be able to vote on whether people aged 16 and 17 should be able to vote in the EU referendum. Let’s have a poll on it now! Follow me on Twitter: @MidWalesMike Join the Vox Political Facebook page. If you have enjoyed this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved! Vox Political needs your help! If you want to support this site (but don’t…

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Labour launches plan to attack political corruption

If there’s one area of British life that needs reform, it’s politics. Every day, Vox Political receives at least one comment from somebody saying that the system is corrupt and desperately needs an overhaul. Today (Tuesday, March 3), Labour is due to announce its plans for tackling this very issue. The trouble is, of course, that many people are saying Labour is part of the problem. The claim is that the party and its high-level members have a vested financial interest in keeping the system as it is – and the gravy…

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