I know its the usual rant against feckless youth(what is a feck exactly?),but I currently live in a country with national service. Of course scrotes who find they cant use their drugs,lie in bed or give lip as is their right under european law ,might be a problem. But If you could sort out all the civ lib stuff-would it help society and the kids? Think about it-service with 100% population of all classes/races/religion/gender-no exemptions except on humanitarian grounds-ie severe disability,only caregiver to elderly relative etc. If you have an anti war religion or belief-you introduce the option of optional service in police(no gun!),fire service,ambulance service,nhs,community care,and so on. total empowerment to every person and group in UK-real citizenship! Pay a decent salary for a basic entry worker with no experience. scheme to allow transfer to fulltime service for those who want to, and nvq training to alllow the time to be spent, not only getting life experience,but qualifications backed by experience, that would give them a chance to escape the dole and dead-end jobs. no war commitment of course. works here-but they also jail crims,hang murderers and drugdealers, and have a low crime rate and fast police response!