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David Cameron’s National Citizen Service: how does it measure up?

By Duncan Brown  

David Cameron wants young people to spend the summer after their GCSEs volunteering

David Cameron’s announcement of a voluntary civic service scheme for 16-year-olds—Michael Caine in tow—earned some headlines this morning. Yet Prospect‘s James Crabtree and Labour’s controversial MP Frank Field made the case for a similar scheme in Prospect over a year ago.

So how does an interesting idea comes out in the Tory wash? Is Cameron’s plan a vote-winning bauble or stout compassionate-conservative policy?

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