Inspired by Knife Crime thread Chavs - They're a pain in the arse and taking this country to the cleaners. The quick fix scheme that alot of people would like to see is National Service being brought back in. I personally believe that forcing te dredge of society into military service would destroy the combat effectiveness of our Armed Forces and ruin years of work put into effective training for Proffessional Volunteer Service Personell. So how would you run The National Service? My service would be responsible mainly for Cleaning up Britain. Reparing roads and buildings. Re planting the countryside. Providing cheap labour to the public services and providing extra man power where needed most. I'll start the ball rolling with. 1. Not entitled to benefits/free housing unless two years national service has been completed. 2. The National service staff would be cheap labour and given the minimum wage. 3. They would be "Fully trained" in their relevant trade or roll with plenty of oppurtunity for work afterwards due to internationally recognised qualifications. 4. There would be minimal excuses for not getting involved (Serious Health issues etc) 5. Those who volunteered to join the armed forces/emergency services instead would be rewarded with the full pay and benefits these offer I can already hear people saying where is the money going to come from... Thats the brilliant part. The Benefit system and Overseas "Charity" (Which allegedly begins at home). I could bore on but lets hear some opinions.