British PM Rishi Sunak proposes mandatory national service for 18-year-olds if reelected

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In the U.K., Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced plans to reintroduce mandatory national service if reelected next month.

The proposal would require 18-year-olds to choose between enlisting in the military or regularly performing community work.

Sunak claims the scheme is intended to protect “democratic values” that are allegedly “under threat.” However, with the governing Conservatives trailing more than 20 points behind the rival Labour Party in opinion polls, the future of this policy remains uncertain.

Redmond Shannon reports.

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  1. As I served in the British Army it was something to be proud of! Now it´s a different UK, the "Backbone" has gone and the British Spirit has disappeared. In the event of a war we´d get "ploughed under………….."

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