Sweet Sixteen !!

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  1. Butts

    Butts Established Member

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    Having just been reading another thread involving a sixteen year old smoking a novel thought ocurred to me :idea:

    Why are you able to legally get married (without parents consent up here) at 16 but .....

    Not Vote....

    Not buy Alcohol....

    Not buy Fireworks....

    Not see an 18 Film....

    Not buy Cigarettes...

    and a host of other things.........

    Seems a bit insane to me or have I got it wrong :p
     
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  3. Ivo

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    A pretty obvious addition to that list would be driving. Although, isn't it legal at 16 in the US?

    Seen as you asked, solely from what is stated above, you are not losing it :?

    I thought this was going to be a thread saying you'd just turned 16 :shock:
     
  4. Zoe

    Zoe Established Member

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    But 18 in most of the EU.
     
  5. Temple Meads

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    In some supermarkets you can't buy alcohol until your 25 now, in which case you could have been driving 7 years, and married for 8, but you still can't pop down to Tesco for some ooze, madness eh?
     
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    You couldn't make it up!



    Except you could.
    And have.

    It's about not selling alcohol to people who look under 25 unless they can provide ID to show that they're over 18.
    It's nothing new.
     
  7. ainsworth74

    ainsworth74 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    As 90019 says that's wrong it's a scheme called Challenge 25 not a restriction preventing those under 25 purchasing alcohol.
     
  8. Temple Meads

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    Ah, oops :oops:
     
  9. hairyhandedfool

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    Because you're 16, not 18!?!?!:roll::lol:
     
  10. BalaJohnes

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    One huge omission from the list.... *dum roll*
    Having children.

    The government thinks you may blow yourself up with a sparkling stick at 16, yet are capable of having children... ppff.
    Stupid?


    That's company policy, not the law.





    Any shop can refuse to sell any item to any customer.
    That's just the way business works... If you don't like it you can shop elsewhere.

    Is it stupid? Of course.
    Do they care? No.

    It's cheaper to prevent an under-age sale than pay the fines if caught.
     
  11. Yew

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    Don't forget the age of consent. It's funny how the govement sees going out for a drink as requiring someone more mature than having a baby.

    And don't forget the commonly held assumption (that is statistically incorrect) that the new generation drinks too much.
     
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