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Do you agree with military conscription unemployed 18 year olds? Episode 230

Niall Boylan | May 28, 2024
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    Do you agree with military conscription unemployed 18 year olds? Episode 230
    Niall Boylan

In this episode, Niall is asking, “Do you agree with military conscription for unemployed 18-year-olds?” This discussion stems from a proposal by the Conservatives to reintroduce mandatory national service, offering military placements or community service to young people. The plan aims to foster national spirit and provide valuable skills, but it has faced criticism for its potential costs and impact on personal freedom.

Some callers fully support the idea, believing it will instill discipline, provide valuable skills, and divert young people from crime and unemployment. They see it as a way to foster national pride and unity, with benefits extending to public services like the NHS and fire services.

Other callers oppose the idea, viewing mandatory service as a violation of personal freedom and arguing that funds would be better spent on improving education and job opportunities. They criticize the proposal as an unfunded measure that could strain the economy and fail to address the root causes of unemployment.

Niall wraps up by highlighting the debate over the benefits and drawbacks of mandatory national service for unemployed youth.




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