Another day, another announcement from "Call Me Dave" Cameron, leader of Her Majesty’s Offical Quisling Opposition. Today, Dave proposes setting up a six-week programme for young people called "national citizen service". He will say 16-year-olds should get the chance to do activities such as physical training or charity work. The Tory leader will say such work would "be about inspiration, making young people feel that British society is something they want to be part of". It will be the modern equivalent of national service, he added, but it would not be compulsory.
Our ambition is that every young person takes part – a truly national programme that everyone does in their summer holidays after their GCSEs, after leaving school or between GCSEs and sixth form."
Mr Cameron says that participants would be eligible for a cash sum on completion of their service, with half going to a charity of their choice and half to the organisation that ran the project. Youngsters would also attend a "graduation ceremony" in front of family and friends, he said. So, what do you think about this?
Is it a good idea to offer teenagers the chance to do something "inspirational" or is it a pile of pious drivel from a Conservative Party committed to avoiding any of the big issues that confront our society. For example, will the gangs of Croxteth be signing up to do good work? Or is this more middle-class humbug? Your call.