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Why the Tories’ national service idea is unworkable

28 May 2024

9:39 PM

28 May 2024

9:39 PM

When the Tories start talking about national service they really are grasping at straws. The concept might possibly appeal to some older voters nostalgic for an earlier time, but Rishi Sunak’s ideas are quite different from the military conscription of young men that lasted from 1949 to 1963.

Let’s put aside the 30,000 or so ‘selective’ military placements for the ‘brightest and the best’.

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