Friday, June 03, 2005

The youth of today

fascinating news out of Holland - Yes I know the big deal was the big deal, but this rather smaller deal is a pretty big deal whenit comes to the future. Over to No Tibi Spiro...

"The Dutch Interior Ministry subsidized a referendum for school kids, the so-called Scholierenreferendum. A total of 23,730 kids voted (a turnout of 47%). The result?

Only 6,812 (30,12%) voted in favour of the European Constitutional Treaty against 15,801 (69,88%) who rejected it. The number of valid votes was 22,613.

What shall we tell the parents?"

3 comments:

Serf said...

Theyhave no experience of life. When they grow up to understand how the EU has given them peace and prosperity they will understand why its such a wonderful thing.

On the other hand, they'd better grow up quickly or there won't be an EU left.

Elaib said...

OT
There will be a hiatus in posting this week. The European parliament server seems to have blocked Blogger, danger of viruses I guess. That is Ifr scepticimia is contagious.

The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

Elaib,

Access to blogger notwithstanding, perhaps you might like to contribute to the "Books and Bookmen" meme:

See here for details.

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