Life Changing Decisions

Wales is the first UK country to introduce such a law and those breaking it face prosecution and an unlimited fine.

Local authorities are the primary enforcement bodies but police may also be involved.

The Labour-controlled government said that as well as posing a potential health risk, intimate piercing could place young people in a vulnerable position.

It argued that because children continued to grow during their teenage years, an intimate piercing performed at a young age could result in complications as their bodies developed. Young people might also be less likely to have the experience or knowledge of how to clean or maintain an intimate piercing, leading to an increased risk of infection, it said.

Quite right. People below this age clearly lack the maturity and wisdom to make decisions that might have serious consequences. Who could argue with this?

Oh, wait, hang on….

Right now, 1.5 million young people in the UK don’t have a say in their future because they can’t vote. This just doesn’t seem right. Sign our petition and tell the government it’s time for votes at 16.

Hmmm….

8 comments for “Life Changing Decisions

  1. Ed P
    February 19, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Ah, Labour, the party of cognitive dissonance…

    • Ted Treen
      February 19, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Dissonance maybe, but the terms ‘cognitive’ or ‘cognition’ do not sit well with the Labour Party.

  2. February 19, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Give us the vote or we’ll pierce and self-harm.

  3. Pcar
    February 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    It argued that because children continued to grow during their teenage years, an intimate piercing performed at a young age could result in complications as their bodies developed.

    What piercing on a growing teenager could cause complications?

    How would it differ from becoming obese in mid 30s?

  4. February 20, 2018 at 4:06 am

    How are the Welsh going to find out to prosecute? Are sex partners going to be exhorted turn their bedmates in? Is the job of groin inspector going to be created, or are GP’s going to have this as yet another check to perform before addressing symptoms that the afflicted came to them with?

    I can see it now.
    “Okay Gwynneth, look you. Drop your knickers.”
    “But Doctor, I only wanted something for my runny nose.”

  5. Ted Treen
    February 20, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    The old Labour activists from the Rhondda Valley of the 1930’s must be spinning in their graves such that they could probably be used as a power source.

  6. Errol
    February 20, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    How about instead of passing a law affecting stupid teenagers the state actually outlaws Muslim mutilation?

    • ivan
      February 22, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Not only outlaws it but have very hard penalties for those doing it – penalties like, the person doing it gets 10 years in jail and deported after and the men in the household get deported at once no questions asked.

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