Conservatives will bring back National Service

Rishi Sunak wants to see the return of National Service Credit Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street flickr

If Rishi Sunak and the Conservatives are re-elected, teenagers will be at the forefront of policy decisions as they won’t be allowed to smoke but could fight for King and Country.

National Service

The plan is to offer 18-year-olds two options, firstly to become a member of the Armed Forces for a year and be paid or become a unpaid volunteer with  community services such as the police of fire brigade one weekend a month.

Clearly, this is aimed to appeal to the Tory heartlands as so often, whenever youth misbehaves, the voices of many are raised saying “they wouldn’t behave like that if they had seen National Service!”

In fact National Service in the UK was scrapped in 1960, so any male who was born prior to 1942 would have experienced it but today would be over 80, so the majority of those calling for it to come back would never have experience it!

The Prime Minister explained on Saturday May 25 “I will bring in a new model of national service to create a shared sense of purpose among our young people and a renewed sense of pride in our country.”

He added the move would help young people learn “real world skills, do new things and contribute to their community and our country”.

Mandatory or is it?

Although supposedly a mandatory requirement, talking to Sky News’s Sunday Morning With Trevor Phillips, the next day, Home Secretary James Cleverly said: “There’s going to be no criminal sanctions, nobody’s going to jail over this” if they refuse to take part.

It is expected to cost around £2.5 billion and both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have called it a waste of money and blame the Conservatives for reducing the size of the Armed Forces so badly in the first place.

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John Smith

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    • Michael David Worth

      27 May 2024 • 16:26

      A political party that should have been good for the British people but are so rotten and greedy have done absolutely nothing for the British people in 14 years. All the Tories did were line their own pockets and their families pockets and now the historically dangerous rip off merchants, the Labour party are chomping at the bit, desperate to get their share of the money and to cause as much damage to the people of the UK as they can. I cannot understand how any British person with any sense can vote for these absolute crooks and I should add the most dangerous political party the LibDems, they believe in nothing but to destroy the whole of the UK as quickly as possible. But the truth is we really do need national service. War is coming to Europe and we are totally defenCeless. We have no military, we have no factories to build ships or weapons but maybe, just maybe NS can help but I doubt it because the UK has so many foreigners who hate the British way of life inside the UK inside the UK and they will be happy if the UK is destroyed.

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