The Tories are increasingly worried about losing votes to UKIP, but I wonder how many people know about their plan to abolish the Ministry of Defence?
Last month Godfrey Bloom MEP advocated a “Scrap the MOD” policy in a blogpost that argued:
“The MoD is not able to reform, it must go. It should be replaced by a procurement agency taking its briefing as directly as possible from the Chiefs of Staff.”
He also seemed to suggest that young people might be forced into the armed forces, saying:
“Recruitment should never be an issue, not with 24 per cent youth unemployment. Carrot and stick please.”
Is conscription the UKIP policy for youth unemployment?