The First Minister has shown recently that he is a classic example of an adult incapable of setting clear boundaries for teenagers.
His wish to have 16 and 17 year olds vote in the referendum for independence is wholly inconsistent with what general legislation in Scotland and the UK sets out as legal do's and don't's for young people.
Yes, a lot of those rights are still controlled by Westminster, but the referendum on independence is being hailed as the most important decision Scotland has made in 300 years.
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