Second thought: He wants to instil “social responsibility” in 16- and 17-year-olds. And what else will this Conservative-run initiative instil in our impressionable youngsters?
David Cameron has pledged to try to make non-military national service “a rite of passage” for every British teenager in his first new job since resigning as prime minister.
A month after stepping down as an MP, Cameron has announced that he is to chair an expanded National Citizen Service (NCS) – a summer camp initiative he set up in his first months in office designed to instil social responsibility in young people as part of his “big society”.
Writing in the Telegraph, Cameron said the service was an example of the big society in action.
He said he wanted to offer every 16- and 17-year-old the chance to take part in the four-week camps to embed the initiative “in our national fabric”.
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