What will Honorary Colonel Davidson think as the SNP vote by a large majority to ban under-18s joining up?

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This is indeed good news as the SNP membership shows its best, most enlightened, side. 16 and 17-year-olds will not be able sign up to the armed forces in an independent Scotland. Army cadet units in state schools have already been banned by the Scottish government.

The motion pointed out that younger soldiers have an increased risk of death in combat are more likely to abuse alcohol during and after service and are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. There have also been the four disputed suicide deaths of young soldiers training at the Deepcut Barracks in Surrey. Not mentioned, as far as I can see, is the additional fact that soldiers living on the streets, homeless, are according to a British Legion survey, ‘mainly young and of junior rank.’

http://media.britishlegion.org.uk/Media/2283/litrev_ukvetshomelessness.pdf

There are around 9 000 ex-service personnel living on the streets after being discharged.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/9000-ex-service-personnel-homeless-after-2071049

The motion also accused the MoD of targeting vulnerable 15-year-olds from deprived areas by making visits to schools. I can’t find any official line from the Scottish Tories on this.

Footnote: Months ago I happened to spot that Ruth Davidson and Adolf Hitler had served in similar military roles. Just saying. It’s at:

Scottish Tory Leader, Ruth ‘I’ve never been caught out’ Davidson, is caught out! We can reveal she had the same military role, sort of, as Adolf Hitler!

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3 thoughts on “What will Honorary Colonel Davidson think as the SNP vote by a large majority to ban under-18s joining up?

  1. gavin October 9, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Ruth is pretty old school, so probably thinks dying for Queen and country is “a good thing” no matter what. Age? It might be considered a bonus by some, to have your “finest hour” so young .
    Ruth is gung-ho for nukes, so civilian non-combatant mega-deaths don’t faze her, why would 16year olds be a problem.
    Ruth is a politician, so don’t believe a word she says. She is also a Tory in Scotland ( and on the make), so that goes double!
    One day, Ruth says, “My priority is to get married soon, and have babies”.
    Next day she says “I want to be First Minister in 2021″.
    The day after, she leaves a fishy trail for all the newshounds to follow—– sigh, hand on brow—– ” I don’t want to be PM, but I wont rule it out after 2020″.

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