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28 May 2024 - New National Service proposal sparks controversy in the UK

Publié par Lucas Leone le 28/05/2024

What is mandatory National Service and how would it work as Rishi Sunak announces scheme

Andy Gregory (The Independent, 27/05/2024)

Rishi Sunak has announced that 18-year-olds would be made to do national service if the Tories win the general election.

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Rishi Sunak’s national service pledge is ‘bonkers’, says ex-military chief

Eleni Courea and Aletha Adu (The Guardian, 26/05/2024)

Britain’s armed forces need more money not untrained teenage volunteers, former military leaders and Tory figures have said in a new blow to the Conservatives’ faltering election campaign.

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Young people are right to resent national service

Sam Bidwell (The Spectator, 26/05/2024)

Young Britons like me have already done our fair share of national service. For two gruelling years, we sacrificed the best years of our lives to protect the elderly from Covid, dutifully abiding by each arbitrary restriction on our freedoms.

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Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte would be called up to National Service under controversial new plans as Tories admit exemptions would be very limited

Taryn Pedler (Daily Mail, 27/05/2024)

Young royals will have to spend a year in the military or volunteer in the community under Rishi Sunak's latest plans to revive National Service.

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