LBC host, Nick Ferrari, lashed out at the idea that 16-year-olds should be given the right to vote.
Ms Hirsch claimed that in her experience, young people deserved a vote.
She said: “My personal experience of talking to young people is the quality of their engagement with politics far exceeds older voters who are much more complacent.
“They take it really seriously.”
Ferrari interrupted Ms Hirsch saying:
He said: “The average 16 or 17-year-old doesn’t give a flying fig about politics.
“You are only talking to the ones who are motivated.
“Drive past a street corner in Slough with a load of 16 and 17-year-old lads standing on a street corner in Slough tonight.
“They don’t give a b***** about politics whatsoever.
“They couldn’t give a damn about it.”
Labour recently failed to pass a bill which would lower the voting age to 16.
It’s clear that Labour want this for the sole purpose that young voters will vote for their party. It’s simple. They pretend to care about the young, but really they just want to avoid tax through the use of offshore companies.
The so-called ‘Ring Your Granny strategy’ is urging young remain voters to blackmail their grandparents who voted to leave the European Union in an attempt to reverse Brexit (good luck with that)
The campaign fronted by Madeleina Kay hopes that mobilising Remain-supporting millennials against relatives who voted Leave could build resistance to a hard Brexit.
“Older people have benefited from EU membership their entire lifetimes and they’re now taking that away from young people who don’t want Brexit, which seems a bit unfair,” said Kay.
— Madeleina Kay 🇪🇺 (@albawhitewolf) October 25, 2017
Labour peer, Lord Adonis, is also involved with the campaign.
I hate to break it to you Madeleina, but you’re over a year too late!
The referendum was on the 23rd June 2016 and the leave campaign won! I highly doubt you’ll be able to stop a hard Brexit just because a few hundred young voters cried down the phone to their grandparents because they didn’t get their own way.
Kay will be working alongside Femi Oluwole while promoting her new campaign.
Mr Oluwole said:
“The main angle that we’re going for is ‘we didn’t vote for this’,” said the 27-year-old former Nottingham University student. “You as our parents and our grandparents, you care about us, we know you do. Look after us, please.
“We’re going to be the ones looking for a job in a post-Brexit environment. If you care about us, please respect our values, our wishes, our will. It’s not an antagonised young versus old thing, it’s ‘you love us, do this for us please’,”
Can you see this campaign making any difference? I can’t!