Hugh Grant has urged Britain to reintroduce National Service, saying: ‘It goes with our personality. It suits us.’ Although the actor has never served in the Forces, he paid tribute to Britain’s military tradition, which made heroes of his forefathers. Speaking at last week’s launch of singer and photographer Bryan Adams’s book Wounded: The Legacy Of War, Grant, 54, said: “My father and grandfather both served and it shaped them. ‘National Service can definitely benefit society. Britain is an ideal nation for military service because we get on with things.” (On 27 June 1995, Grant ‘did get on with things’ when he was arrested in an L.A. Vice police operation not far from Sunset Boulevard for ‘misdemeanor lewd conduct’ in a public place with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown) Calling for a return to National Service is usually the preserve of Tory politicians, but Grant added: “I have left-wing views, but I also have right-wing views.” (but only when it fits in with free publicity in an attempt to win back his audience) The actor’s grandfather Major James Murray Grant served with the Seaforth Highlanders and was awarded a Distinguished Service Order for bravery and leadership during the Second World War. He had defied an order to surrender to overwhelming German troops when stranded at St Valery-en-Caux, France, after the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation. (Major James Murray Grant)
Grant’s father, also called James, trained at Sandhurst and spent eight years in the Army. But the millionaire actor admitted that “Probably the closest I’ll get to military service is playing a naval intelligence commander in Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming film The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” Tory MP Philip Hollobone, who has drawn up a Private Member’s Bill calling for Britain to reintroduce National Service, said: “Hugh is clearly a very sensible chap. Now he has spoken out I hope we can eventually secure a debate in Parliament.” However, an online campaign to prevent the return of National Service has 35,000 supporters.
It would appear the socialist left-wing-leaning milk sop actor known as Hugh Grant, is trying hard to win his audience back. The same Hugh John Mungo Grant who fronts the left-wing ‘Hacked Off’ pressure group fighting to curtail the freedom of the press, has fallen foul of the general public of late. Back to reality; I personally believe that two years compulsory National Service for the youth of this country is essential; it will bring the Nation back on an even keel by introducing personal discipline, and introduce standards to the bulk of the conscripted for the very first time. Yours Aye.