Originally posted by @wolfgang59
By the time the UK leaves the EU there will be more people in the UK who want to remain.
Brexiteers are dying out. By 2020 they will be in the minority.
Should the over 70s been permitted to vote?
I think the idea of putting an upper age limit on voting is a bit too controversial; old folk should have the right to express their opinions. On the other hand I believe that the average 16 year old is well enough tuned into the world to be given a say.
British public opinion does seem to be moving away from 'Brexit' as the consequences are becoming clearer, (witness also the last general election result) and the government can no longer with confidence say that it is carrying out the will of the people, although it will continue to claim to do so.
The 'problem' with the Brexit referendum was that not enough young people turned up to vote in the most important opinion pole which is likely to happen during their lifetime; a great and almost unbelievable wave of apathy, but that's democracy for you.
The other problem was that it was a referendum based on false or exaggerated claims on both sides, which isn't really surprising since nobody knew what was going to happen, and this is still work in progress. Nobody yet knows the final negotiated positions, what will happen about the Irish border, how much the final 'divorce bill' will be, and so on.
Once all of these things are known, there should be another referendum, so that the great British public can make an informed rather than misinformed choice on such an important issue.
Sounds reasonable enough, doesn't it?