Ukraine: Support - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 3:25 pm ar 16 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Meyer Baroness Meyer Ceidwadwyr 3:25, 16 Ebrill 2024

My Lords, if we believe that Putin is a threat to the West, should we not start thinking about defending ourselves? If so, has my noble friend the Foreign Secretary considered following the Swedish example of a total defence service, including a selective system of conscription? It would, at any rate, bolster young people’s self-confidence, teach them to work in teams and give them the skills necessary to find a job once they leave the service.