Darling of French Left proposes boot camps for offenders

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  1. The highlighted section is the most sensible statement i have ever heard from a Socialist in relation to the armed forces. 8O

  2. "The army neither has the capacity nor the vocation to redress society's ills. Let's not ask of the military things it is not trained to do," said Daniel Vaillant, a Socialist Paris deputy and former interior minister.

    Which in the French army's case includes fighting wars and stopping German invasions...
  3. Both of which it has repeatedly failed to do.

    Still Britain could bail them out.

  4. The Telegraph is wrong: its not a "traditionaly right-wing stance" in France. The French Left has always been a fan of conscription as they feel it will generate an "army of the people" rather than a all volunteer force which would be a tool of the establishment elite.