Monday, September 09, 2013

Tories try to bring back National service for the UK

Politicians are now trying to sign our sons and daughters for their armies.

Army recruitment figures are drastically falling, so they need new bodies for their wars on Syria and Iran. National Service ended in the 1950s after WW2 and now a bunch of Tory Ministers want to take us back there.

1 National service system

(1) Every individual who has attained the age of 18 years, and who has not
attained the age of 26 years, shall be liable to serve one year of national service
at some point between these years unless exempt.
 
(2) 5Exempt individuals are those with severe mental or physical disability.
(3) National service shall be defined as participation in a full time scheme
accredited by HM Government as meeting the requirements of national service
and set out in regulations by the Secretary of State.

Check out the proposed bill here
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2013-2014/0032/cbill_2013-20140032_en_2.htm#l1g1

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