Oh dear. The Labour party is one of the loudest cheerleaders when it comes to giving 16-year-olds the vote. At PMQs in January, Emily Thornberry was particularly keen to push the cause. The shadow foreign secretary accused the Conservatives – who oppose such a move – of being in a ‘coalition of cavemen’, before going on to list all the things 16-year-olds could do: leave home, start a family, marry, work, pay taxes and join the army.
But there is one other thing that she is not able to add to that list: Labour Live. Mr S was surprised to learn of the ticketing rules for the upcoming Labour Corbyn-tastic Jez-fest Labour Live – featuring headliner Owen Jones. It turns out that if you are under 18, you have to get a ‘child ticket’. What’s more, anyone under 18 will then ‘need to be accompanied by an adult supervisor’:
No wonder the organisers are experiencing difficulties shifting tickets…