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Katrine Marçal: 105-year-olds are allowed to vote, why not 15-year-olds?

the Difference between christmas in Sweden christmas in England is that the English christmas is not for children. The English christmas is in a high degree,

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Katrine Marçal: 105-year-olds are allowed to vote, why not 15-year-olds?

the Difference between christmas in Sweden christmas in England is that the English christmas is not for children.

The English christmas is in a high degree, I have come to realize, for the adults.

In the village where I live held it while julbön for children in the little church from 1200-century. There walking with their flashlights through the darkness (no street lights are not, those who want to survive the cobbles would be best to have your own light source). But gift-giving can handle in the morning and the rest of the day is more of vuxenfest than children's birthday parties. There is less pressure than in Sweden to celebrate only with his own family, and even desserts is totally inedible for anyone under fifteen.

dried fruit steamed for eight hours, drenched in sherry or brandy and then lit at the table with the help of even more booze. Not to speak of the English jultårta actually going to bake a year in advance because it contains so much alcohol that it keeps itself in twelve months.

at Least.

Variation of the English pudding. Photo: IBL

in Addition, is almost at least as much focus on the christmas parties that will be held in English workplaces during the month of december as on the actual christmas day. And these christmas parties are a maximum of adult rituals of bad food, karaoke, and ugly jultröjor. For tax purposes, companies should just pull off for such a christmas party, but some also arrange other forms of ”seasonal teambuilding activities”.

People don't seem to be able to get enough.

infinitely worse in the past. Before Charles Dickens came and headed up the british christmas in the 1800s was, in principle, a twelve-day drinking binges on the town. It didn't work after the industrialization: factories needed to roll, and christmas pushed together to form a more orderly endagarsformat. In came the great writer and invented both the helstekta the turkey and the idea that christmas had nothing to do with family and the charity to do.

England simply have Charles Dickens to thank for much.

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But England is still not similar to Sweden, a society focused around children and reproduction. A dagisplats in London costing around the 17,000 Swedish kronor a month, there is in principle no elevators in the metro and it is considered perfectly normal to not have children, or live alone, which after all does not really do in Sweden.

In Sweden, everything revolves, after a certain age, around the concept of family.

So, even christmas.

there May, however, also England and the united kingdom changing.

the Professor's solution is to let the six-year-olds to vote. You should nevertheless be literate.

suggested professor David Runciman, the highest department of fowls at Cambridge university, that they ought to give six-year-olds the right to vote. The professor believes that our western democratic system strikes against young people. You may not vote until the age of 18 but there is no limit in the other end. You can vote as sleek when you're 85 when you are 105 and it is certainly reasonable. The only problem is that now that we are living longer this creates an imbalance.

Pensioners will väljargrupp just get stronger and stronger. There will be generationskonflikter in politics, where young people do not have a chance. In the Uk, consider many of the referendum on the Brexit as a foretaste of this. It was largely the older people who voted to leave the EU. Climate change is another example. Had David Runciman known to our skolstrejkande Greta Thunberg, he had probably raised her as a symptom of the problem. The professor's solution is in all cases to let six year olds vote.

It should after all be literate, he says.

And he adds:

”What exactly is the worst that can happen?”

for young children, for example. They would be terrible in the regeringsförhandling at any time. Fickle and unreasonable. Better to say no than Annie Lööf. And here in the Uk they would definitely do away with julpuddingen.

A dessert that I finally have learned to appreciate.

In any case, drenched in large amounts of konjaksglass.

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