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    I think its pants. The next war where compulsary service would be required will not be done with men on the ground, in the mean time sign up if you like

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      You've spent a lot of time chopping off my trigger finger?
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      The Tories failed to capture too many young voters last time out, and I can't see this vote losing suggestion doing anything other than losing them more votes.

      About the only people in the UK who would be in favour would be Brexit supporters given their desire to turn the clock back to the 1950s, combined with the fact they are too old to actually get called up..
      23% of all 18-25 year olds and 35% of all 26-39 year olds support it. 38% of all Lib Dem voters support it whilst 33% of UKIP voters are opposed. I reckon it might just be a little bit more nuanced than your old white male Brexit voters.

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      1 month, by the time you've completed the Health & Safety briefing, conducted counselling for those away from home and trained people how to get out of bed by 6 a.m. that'll be 30 days up. Basic training is just that, basic, and takes six weeks or more!
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      Personally I'm not in favour we have the very best professional army in the world. I'd rather the money was spent making sure it stayed that way.
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      Getting a load of 18 years olds to spend a month doing something they have no desire to do and no intention of continuing with. Seems like a complete waste of money and resources.
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      Getting a load of 18 years olds to spend a month doing something they have no desire to do and no intention of continuing with. Seems like a complete waste of money and resources.
      Yep if it meant to be a discipline exercise go to the parents or school. It is indeed outdated and pants
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      Be quite nice if we had a bloody army to speak of but, as already said above, the next war won’t require any soldiers - just a lot a civilians huddled together waiting for the bomb to drop.
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      I've always been anti National Service. But I do think young people should be compelled to do something for society.

      I quite like Professor Heinz Wolff's idea of something like a citizenship bank. You do loads of helping others when you're young, and bank the hours. Then when you're old and need help yourself, you can start withdrawing your hours by getting the help of the youngsters
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      Rather than military service I'd rather see some sort of community service. That way it doesn't drag our very limited military resources away to look after some snotty nosed 18 year olds but might still instill some dicipline and pride into them. That said I do have that nagging thing in the back of my mind that I don't like the idea of the government forcing people to do things they don't wish to.
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