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A military school could be set up in every region of England under Labour to raise aspirations in poor areas.
Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg wants to see the armed forces and service charities helping to run so-called "service schools".
These would have a "distinct service ethos" and would employ qualified teachers, some with a forces background.
military schools would be ideal for areas with the greatest social and economic need, MPs said.
And shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg said: "The cadet experience engenders a sense of responsibility and citizenship which combines fun and instils companionship. We want to spread this throughout all schools, while promoting lasting links between pupils from different backgrounds through their cadet experience."
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ~ George Orwell
Plans to open military-run academies in deprived areas were condemned as "national service for the poor" today.
Right-wing think tank Respublica urged the government to open a pilot programme of military academies in underprivileged areas to "tackle poor discipline and educational failure" in the wake of last summer's riots.
The think tank claimed that troubled youngsters would benefit from receiving pastoral care from those with a military background.
It added that the academies will also help students into employment by forming partnerships with defence and other manufacturing firms that offer apprenticeships.
In a move designed to go even further than Margaret Thatcher's historic sale of council houses in the 1980s, a new report from a leading think tank urges a sweeping transfer of ownership from the public sector to community groups.
Last year, this blog exclusively revealed the financial troubles being faced by the notorious ResPublica think tank, run by Phillip Blond, the self-proclaimed guru of Red Toryism and supposed architect of the Big Society concept. As the story was picked up by the national press, a bizarre picture emerged of an organisation in a state of deranged chaos – staff locked out due to unpaid rent, company-funded Regency chairs decorated with 80s-style soft-porn and all sorts of other oddities.
Originally posted by fiflad
Please stop saying UK when you mean England.
1. The are other countries in the UK, some of which don't even wish to be part of the UK and won't be for much longer.
2. Labour are just a political party, who aren't even in office, and thus have little power to do anything, let alone intervene in the military.
England isn't the UK.