It may be a little dramatic to say so, but last week the Government took another dangerous step on a slippery slope against a free and fair democracy in the UK.
Clearly, following the Scottish referendum there is a debate that needs to be had about the case for votes at 16. A debate I would welcome. But, our stable, free and fair democracy is a threat if we allow politicians to chop and change the eligibility to vote whenever it pleases them.
It was a mistake to grant the vote to 16 and 17 year olds in 2014 Scotland and go on to deny those same people a say over who governs the UK just 8 months later. But it looks as if the Government will allow the Welsh Executive to make that same mistake.