At the grand old age of 95, Dame Vera Lynn seems to have a clearer idea than either David Cameron or Ed Miliband about what needs to be done to fix the nation’s “broken society.”
The Forces’ Sweetheart advocates national service for all male school leavers, irrespective of their backgrounds. “All young men should have a certain time in the Army, instead of going running around wild for a few years after school,” she says. “They would learn discipline and they would learn a good trade. It would be a good opportunity.”
The problem is that it really is state slavery.