Signs that Cameron is beginning to reeal his true colours became apparant yesterday as he appeared to support the re-introduction of national service. Concerned that young people are not developing the traditional tory values of greed, bigotry, selfishness and intolerence, Cameron was heckled in Brixton as he launched the new charity The Young Adult Trust.
So down with the kids they don’t even have a website yet, this new scheme appears to be a rehash of the Duke of Edinburgh awards with a voluntary, non-military programme to teach young people to become ‘responsible citizens’. Concerned that the youths of today drop litter, are rude and may get involved with drugs at university, Cameron even appears to be suggesting that young people might have to complete this pointless, expensive exercise in order to gain the rights that come with adulthood.
This may include the right to vote, in Cameron’s Brave New World only those deemed ‘responsible’ (tory) will be allowed to take part in the so called democratic process. As more than one cynic has pointed out, many of us have votes we’ve never used and would be more than happy to pass them over to the young folk, providing they can demonstrate an aptitude for anti-social behaviour …
and as long as they promise not to vote tory of course.
Meanwhile feminists are set to demonstrate tonight (31st Oct) at the tory conference entitled “Shoes, shopping and politics” making the statement:
“More Tory MPs is not women’s liberation!”
We couldn’t agree more, meet at 5.45pm at Covent Garden Tube station, more details here.