“A Gimmick” – Critics Tear Down Tories’ Divisive National Service Plan

After announcing that military service would be made mandatory if they win the election, the Tories have disclosed how this rule would be enforced.

Latest Tory Announcement

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In the latest election drama, the Tories have given a pledge to introduce mandatory national service if they win the election.

Worrying Times for Young Teens

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak used the element of surprise to announce a general election taking place on July 4th, but the latest revelation was even more shocking for most young teens.

Refusal of National Service

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The question on everyone’s minds is: What happens if national service is refused? Will there be a prison sentence involved, like in other countries?

The Reason for Conscription Decision

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Home Secretary James Cleverly told Sky News the answer to this question, while also claiming the real reason behind the decision.

Consequences of Refusal 

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Cleverly said in the interview that, although mandatory, refusal to take part in military service will not be punishable by law.

“No Criminal Sanctions”

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According to Cleverly, “There’s going to be no criminal sanctions, nobody’s going to jail over this.”

Tory Plan for Conscription

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The Conservatives’ plan involves a choice to make for 18-year-olds across the country in 2025: take part in military service or volunteer for the community every weekend for a year.

Paid for Military Service

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According to Cleverly, military service members will be paid for their efforts, although volunteers will not.

A Cash Incentive to Entice Youngsters

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Cleverly insisted that “nobody will be compelled to do the military element”, although the incentive of a paycheque means more teens may choose the option than if there wasn’t a cash incentive.

Motivation to Join the Military

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Cleverly said that he hopes the military service will motivate youngsters to join the armed forces after the conscription period ends.

Cleverly’s Positive Assertion

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As well as this, Cleverly asserted that the volunteering aspect will allow young people to merge with communities they wouldn’t normally socialise with.

Building a Blended Society

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According to Cleverly, the Conservatives “want to build a society where people mix with people outside their own communities.”

Mixing Religions, Income Levels and Backgrounds

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The Home Secretary believes that the law will allow people to “mix with people from different backgrounds, different religions, different income levels.”

Conservatives Want More Cohesive Society

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In the interview, Cleverly announced that the goal of the new law would be to “build a cohesive society where people mix outside their bubble.”

Young People Deserve Better

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When the Prime Minister made the original announcement, claiming that young people were being ripped off the opportunities they deserved.

Countering “Forces” Dividing Society

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the mandatory military service to counter what he called “forces trying to divide our society.”

A Life-Changing Opportunity

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Sunak announced that the military service would “provide life-changing opportunities for our young people”.

Labour’s Response to Military Service

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Labour responded to the announcement, arguing that it would not be followed through by the Conservatives.

Military Service a “Gimmick”

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Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary, Liz Kendall, called the programme a “gimmick” that would be “yet another unfunded spending commitment”.

Targeting Older Voters

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The announcement was made as the Conservatives look to increase votes as much as possible from older voters in the country as the Party does all it can to avoid being wiped out by Labour at the election.

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