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Two lovely bits of detail are hidden away in the Terms and Conditions for Labour’s somewhat troubled JezFest, AKA LabourLive:

‘All under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult guardian at Labour Live. That means all youth and child tickets must be bought alongside an adult’s full priced or unwaged/low waged ticket…’

So the Opposition supports votes for 16- and 17-year-olds, but also won’t let them attend its own music festival unless they are “accompanied by an adult guardian”. Indeed, young people are deemed so untrustworthy that they aren’t even allowed to buy a ticket unless an adult pass is purchased in the same transaction.

‘…ID will be checked at the festival on the day.’

It’s welcome news that Labour have come to accept that simple ID checks are a reasonable and normal process.

Only a month ago they were issuing press releases claiming that the same kind of checks being piloted at the local elections amounted to “discriminatory measures” because “groups including ethnic minority communities, older people, trans people, and people with disabilities” were not capable of presenting identification.

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