17.01.2016 - 00:53 [ herald scotland ]

Tories attacked over plan to recruit Scotland’s poorest schoolchildren as ‚cannon fodder‘ for British Army

TORY plans to create military cadet units in state schools in Scotland’s most deprived areas have been attacked as an attempt to recruit vulnerable children as British Army ‚cannon fodder‘.
Leaked correspondence obtained by the Sunday Herald shows defence minister Julian Brazier urged the Scottish Government to embrace in-school cadet units. A senior SNP source branded the plan a „cannon fodder scheme“ and said it would not go ahead.