David Cameron has provided some details regarding his 'national citizen service' proposals.
1.It is the modern equivalent of national service - but it will not be compulsory, will last for just 6 weeks and will only be available during the summer.
2. It will help mend a broken society - by taking kids off the streets for 6 weeks. Will it? My guess is that (as it will not be compulsory) most of the young people who actually end up taking part in these 'events' will be the children of the middle-classes. The kids who already go on foreign school trips, have private music lessons and whose parents will seize any opportunity that the state offers them.
3. The money will come from? Mr Cameron could not provide the exact details of either how much the scheme would cost or where the money would come from.
I know that the Tories are going through a 'wobbly' period at present but schemes like this need to thought through in much more detail and not simply announced in the despetate hope of gaining a few tabloid headlines.