UK Government: Stop the National Service Bill 2013-14
Truro, United Kingdom
We the undersigned do not want our children and grandchildren to be forced to undertake mandatory conscription or service in to any system that requires them by law to submit to training or residential activity, that is not optional and carries a criminal penalty for non compliance. We do not support any attempts to force young people between the ages of 18-26 in to any training that carries the option of military style training or conscription in to the military for any reason that is not voluntary.
It is unacceptable to force any person to engage in training that has mandatory residential elements, military training and or actual service in the military without the ability to refuse, without placing themselves in a position of having to break the law and gaining a criminal record. We do not want our children and grandchildren to fight and die in wars, or in training that they or we have no control over.
We ask that the Private Members Bill, The National Service Bill 2013-14 Presented by Mr Philip Hollobone be rejected in its entirety and that our government reassure us that non voluntary service and any residential or military style training, or service will always be a freedom of choice and not a system of conscription imposed upon UK citizens, especially young people, who should be able to choose their own futures.
Hi all, the bill has now been published and includes the criminality of non compliance and military options…
1 National service system
(1) Every individual who has attained the age of 18 years, and who has not
attained the age of 26 years, shall be liable to serve one year of national service
at some point between these years unless exempt.
(2) Exempt individuals are those with severe mental or physical disability.
(3) National service shall be defined as participation in a full time scheme
accredited by HM Government as meeting the requirements of national service
and set out in regulations by the Secretary of State.
(4) Non-exempt individuals who do not serve one year of national service before
the age of 26 years shall be guilty of an offence.
The ramifications of this bill are potentially huge, and include risking the current employment levels of many service areas as well as forcing our children in to military service… The bill is also subject to the discretion of the secretary of state leaving it wide open to abuse. I hope you will join me in sharing this petition widely and can i ask you to consider also signing a friend of mines government e-petition of the same name…http://epetitions.direct.gov.
Thanks for your support… Dxxx