Emmanuel Macron is bringing back national service – finally, a good idea from the French President!
He announced today that young people will have to spend a month getting “a direct experience of military life with its know-how and demands”.
Macron reckons it’ll boost social cohesion and patriotism – something France badly needs given the wave of terror attacks and general divisions across the country.
Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said: “It will be universal… and it will be obligatory.”
He’s delivering on a campaign pledge, and, most importantly for modern times, it’s not gender specific. Win, win.