Monday, January 07, 2008

A Return To “Press Gangs” Could Be Another Solution? « Expat Yank

re: "...Before one gets too excited, “children” in this case would be 16-17 year olds; the British military does not recruit anyone under age 16. In Britain, also bear in mind, one can leave school and enter the workforce at 16; so, say, army recruiting at 16 doesn’t seem patently unreasonable. And especially not if one also considers that parental consent is required for under-18s. /In short, there might well be good questions about whether a 16 or a 17 year old joining is appropriate. However..."...

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