Scottish Labours National Service Plans announced

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  1. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Can someone tell me how this is suppost to help? What is 'voluntary' National Service? I thought the point of it was you would get some decent work out of them and give them some training too. This just looks like a whole lot more work with little gain for the TA or reg forces. Where will the trainers come from?

    All in all another heap of headline grabbing crock.

    Read here
  2. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    I wonder how they are going to fund it? :scratch:
  3. So that's where the budget increase is going to go.
  4. Would you really trust this sort of project to the TA? Lets hope the taxpayer in England won't have to foot the bill!
  5. So they're going to set up a voluntary scheme by which younglings can learn a bit of teamwork, leadership and fitness in a quasi-military environment... How is that different from the cadets? (or the RAF for that matter).
  6. This must be an early april fool, not even NuLab are this commited to political suicide
  7. If it's not an early April Fool, then what a complete waste of time and money. Why oh why do these people think these things up. Are there no more important issues? HAve they nothing better to do? Let's have 'National Service' but make it voluntary? They'd get more applicants if they advertised for Bad Lad's Army' and they only get them as there's an opportunity for some waster to get his face on TV.

    I despair I truly do. I need to emigrate. Iran is looking good. They've got less nutters in charge.
  8. If it is voluntary just what person will volunteer, it wont be the tearaway and young thug, unless the courts force them into it. Then is it the Military's problem in sorting these people out when the courts, and probation people have washed there hands of them.
  9. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    So if it's voluntary I'm presuming it must be unpaid?

    Now here's a radical thought: Why not JOIN THE FECKING TA instead! Do exactly the same thing but with pay.
  10. A pre-election gimmick. It won't last 6 weeks.