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Government take advice from 16 year olds

From Pravda Central, UK:

"Fifty young people from across the UK have been invited by the Department for International Development (DFID) to help shape government policy to eliminate world poverty and share their views with world leaders ahead of the London Summit next month. The DFID Youth Summit on Friday, 20 March will see 16-24 year olds from youth boards of charities and government departments gather in London to discuss how conflict, climate change and the economic crisis can be tackled to reduce global poverty".

And I am sure they will come up with ideas that are no more foolish than those Douglas Alexander might come up with on his own. Mocking of the young - always known for their well-thought and consistent ideas (I remember what my then fellow 16 year olds were like) - to one side, one does not have to be a hardened cynic to play spot the stunt, in that anything they come up with that does not mesh with policy will be ignored, while anything that does will be taken as proof of how down with the kids DFID is.

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Anonymous Umbongo said... 6:21 pm

The next stunt is to give 16-year olds the vote.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:01 pm

These spotty youths are from 'local government boards and youth charities'. This will guarantee that they are even more arrogant and stupid than the usual run of 16-24 year old socialists.

As a wise man once said...

'If you are eighteen and not a socialist, you haven't got a heart. If you are twenty-one and still a socialist, you haven't got a brain.'

I plead guilty to a charge of heartlessness.

Brian, follower of Deornoth.  



Anonymous Heartless realist said... 10:27 am

So the Govt hasn't yet abolished world poverty?

Shouldn't they consult the professional pie-in-the-skyers of Christian Aid, War on Reason -er -War on Want etc.?  



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