Different people mature at different speeds. The age at which freedoms are granted should be one that does the least harm to the greatest number.
We cannot assume voters enjoy secrecy and freedom when marking a ballot paper at home.
The phrase tends to get thrown around as if it means something undeniably and wholly positive, but it’s more complicated than that.
The principle of “no taxation without representation” should apply. Why should a Swede be able to vote but not a Norwegian?
Was your vote in the EU referendum a vote for yourself, your family, your neighbourhood, your country, Europe, or the world? For the short-term or the long?
Britain has a tradition of democracy, and Britons shunning elections are not, typically, making a stance against that.
In all scenarios, there’s no way forward for the Tories electorally without accepting a certain number of lost causes.