Britain: Rishi Sunak plans to implement mandatory national service for youth

London. Making his first major election announcement, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that if the Conservative Party wins the July 4 election, he will introduce a bold new form of compulsory national service for youth. Indian-origin leader Sunak said that under his plan, 18-year-olds would be given the option of full-time military recruitment for 12 months or voluntary service for one weekend a month for a year. Military recruitment would be selective, with exams to determine eligibility, and would include working in the armed forces or cyber defence.

“We have a lot to be proud of in Britain but one of the problems in our society is that we have generations of young people who don’t have the opportunities they deserve,” Sunak said in a promotional video to announce his party’s decision. “Britain today faces a future that is more dangerous and more divided. There is no doubt how democratic values ​​are under threat,” he said.

That’s why we will introduce a bold new model of national service for 18-year-olds, who can either spend 12 months on a competitive full-time military commission or spend one weekend per month volunteering in a variety of roles within the community, such as delivering food to people living in disability or serving in search and rescue. This will help young people gain valuable skills, make Britain safer and build a stronger national culture, Sunak said.

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