Noticed in the current Australian GE that voting for over 18's is mandatory. Wonder what would happen if that was the position here (and I'm in favour) for the UK general election. Who would it favour? Even taking into account a higher spoilt ballot percentage, considering the abysmal <35% turnout that we have had in the last few GE's at least it gives the government a real remit, and not one just for the minority that voted. We'd have a real right to moan then!