Cynicism at its worst

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The House of Lords has overturned the settled opinion of the House of Commons (the elected democratic chamber) and voted that the franchise be extended to 16 and 17-year-olds in the forthcoming EU referendum.

This will add at least another 1.5m voters to the electoral roll.

This vote, and its specific applicability, needs very careful scrutiny as it clearly involves more than at first meets the eye.

Over many years I, and countless others, have warned of the ongoing EU propaganda/brainwashing campaign that we consider is being conducted in British schools.

A practice more closely associated with totalitarian regimes than a free democratic country is very much now a part of British education, much to the shame of the establishment.

Many EU campaigns have been cited in evidence, so proof of the facts is available.

In fact, a glaring example of EU propaganda, via posters in a Hartlepool primary school, was highlighted by Ukip prospective candidate, Fens and Rossmere Ward, Bob Buchan (Mail, November 11).

So, it becomes apparent that these twin campaigns of reducing the voting age to 16 and 17, and, as I see it, EU brainwashing in schools are closely co-ordinated.

Especially noteworthy is that the prime movers of the vote in the Lords were the ultra-Europhile Liberal Democrats.

They have a very large presence in the unelected chamber, but were practically wiped off the electoral map in the General Election, being reduced from 56 to just eight MPs.

In summary, the House of Lords’ vote is cynicism at its worst, and clearly undemocratic, as it completely reverses the settled will of the House of Commons.

The House of Commons have vowed to ensure that democratic opinion prevails, but we have had reassurances from Prime Minister David Cameron before which proved baseless.

This is an issue which readers need to follow as it has distinct constitutional consequences.

Dave Pascoe,

Ukip Press Secretary, Hartlepool Branch,

Dunbar Road,

Hartlepool.