Teenagers in Scotland will have several new choices added to their ballot papers if plans go ahead to give 16- and-17-year-olds a vote in the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum.
While voters who are 18 and over will get a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ choice, 16- and-17-year-olds will be able to choose ‘Yes, if I get a claymore and can now buy beer in the pub’, ‘The opposite of whatever my lame parents voted’ and ‘What. Ever.’
As a further enticement, 16- and-17-year olds will also be able to vote for their favourite X-Factor contestant at the ballot box.
Morag Dalglish, 16, from Perth, said: ‘I would be, like, totally in favour of voting for the principle of self-determination and the right to free ourselves from the arcane and oppressive Acts of Union? But only if District 3 get through to the next round. They’re lush.’