Join us on Wednesday 21st February for our drinks and discussion on the topic: “Is it time to reintroduce National Service”.
Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, the head of the British Army, has said people must be prepared to support the armed forces by participating in a war if called upon to do so.
General Sir Richard Sherriff, ex-deputy supreme allied commander of NATO says It’s time to ‘think the unthinkable’ and consider introducing conscription.
Grant Shapps the Secretary of State for Defence said the world is “moving from a post-war to pre-war world” and urged for the UK to ensure its “entire defence ecosystem is ready” to defend its homeland, but Minister of State for the Armed Forces, James Heappey said of conscription “Nobody has ever mentioned it, nobody is even thinking about it. CGS didn’t say it. It is all nonsense.”
We also hear the Royal Navy can’t get enough sailors for our ships.
What do you think? Is it time to reintroduce National Service? Come along Wednesday 21st February at 7pm for our discussion.
We want your input come along with your ideas and thoughts.
This is part of our #ThirdWednesday drinks and events, we hold these in association with Dick Delingpole’s #ThirdWednesday Libertarian drinks club, and POLITICS in PUBS a group of people from across the political spectrum who value the freedom to question and to speak openly.
You can read a write up of our event at Is it time to reintroduce National Service? – POLITICS in PUBS