President Macron is bringing back national service

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.