SNP youth wing defies leaders and makes ban on under-18s joining armed forces official party policy

SNP youth wing defies leaders and makes ban on under-18s joining armed forces official party policy
 

The SNP’s youth wing yesterday defied their leaders to make raising the military recruitment age to 18 party policy.
Rhiannon Spear, national convener of Young Scots for Independence, argued that joining up before 18 increases the risk of death in combat, post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse.
The move was voted through with a significant majority of party members in favour despite opponents of the change including defence spokesman Stewart McDonald MP.
The motion argued that organisations including the Church of Scotland want the minimum age to be increased to 18. It said an... read more

 
9 October 2017 in Politics, Views: 75
Source: Daily Record
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