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Stop the National Service Bill 2013-14
  • Petitioning David Cameron PM

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Public Correspondence Cabinet Office
David Cameron PM

Stop the National Service Bill 2013-14

    1. Debbie  Sayers
    2. Petition by

      Debbie Sayers

      Truro, United Kingdom

Currently there is a Private members Bill presented by Mr Philip Hollobone MP that is passing to its second reading in the house of commons that asks, the government to pass a law to provide a system of national service for young persons. 

We the undersigned do not want our children and grandchildren to be forced to undertake mandatory conscription or service in to any system that requires them by law to submit to training or residential activity, that is not optional and carries a criminal penalty for non compliance. We do not support any attempts to force young people between the ages of 18-26 in to any training that carries the option of military style training or conscription in to the military for any reason that is not voluntary.

It is unacceptable to force any person to engage in training that has mandatory residential elements, military training and or actual service in the military without the ability to refuse, without placing themselves in a position of having to break the law and gaining a criminal record. We do not want our children and grandchildren to fight and die in wars, or in training that they or we have no control over.

We ask that the Private Members Bill, The National Service Bill 2013-14 Presented by Mr Philip Hollobone be rejected in its entirety and that our government reassure us that non voluntary service and any residential or military style training, or service will always be a freedom of choice and not a system of conscription imposed upon UK citizens, especially young people, who should be able to choose their own futures.

David Cameron PM, Public Correspondence Cabinet Office
Stop the National Service Bill 2013-14

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Recent signatures


    1. National Service Bill Second Reading Approaches

      Debbie  Sayers
      Petition Organizer

      HI Supporters, the date for the second reading is swiftly approaching and i want everyone to muster support for us as we still need to show opposition to this bill even if we don't want the minister in question to get a debate by default... So set the date in your diaries and share share share... thanks for your support so far... Dxxx

      Latest news on the National Service Bill 2013-14

      This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on 28 February 2014.

      This Bill was presented to Parliament on 24 June 2013.

    2. Reached 35,000 signatures
    3. National Service Bill 2013-14 has been published

      Debbie  Sayers
      Petition Organizer

      Hi all, the bill has now been published and includes the criminality of non compliance and military options... http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2013-2014/0032/cbill_2013-20140032_en_2.htm#l1g1
      The ramifications of this bill are potentially huge, and include risking the current employment levels of many service areas as well as forcing our children in to military service... The bill is also subject to the discretion of the secretary of state leaving it wide open to abuse. I hope you will join me in sharing this petition widely and can i ask you to consider also signing a friend of mines government e-petition of the same name... http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54178
      Thanks for your support... Dxxx

    4. Reached 5,000 signatures
    5. Thank you for signing

      Debbie  Sayers
      Petition Organizer

      I am still waiting for the Private members bill to be published so we can have a better idea of what we are up against. Thank you to all of those who have signed so far we need to send a clear message that this is not something we want in this country... Dxxx

    6. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 1 day ago


    • Struan Duncan-Wilson EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      Because as a pacifist and a moral person who hates violence, I would rather serve a jail sentence than be used to kill.

      • 4 days ago

      I do not want my children's futures prescribed in any way by the state, they should be entirely free to make their own choices as to how they spend their lives.

      • 5 days ago

      There is a higher form of ownership being applied to those who are anti-military. It defeats the purpose of free will and promotes greed by condoning the concept that the land belongs to a certain group of people. It also involves social conditioning which implies that one must not question where the orders are coming from and must do as they are told, labelling it discipline: I have no intention of handing over that kind of power to the already corrupt, how naive do you think we are.

      • 5 days ago

      I left Cyprus so that I wouldn't have to serve national conscription. It's a way of imposing nationalistic views on young people who may not even support their country's actions. Beyond that, it is enforcing military training on people who identify as pacifist, along with generally forcing a duty upon people who are, and have the right to remain, unwilling to take on that duty. It is not the place of a private army to draft us, nor is it the place of the government to decide that we should be part of this private army.


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