Michael Caine: kids should be forced to join army

MICHAEL CAINE reckons young people should be forced to join the armed forces in a bid to solve the “waste” of unemployment and crime.

“I’m just saying put them in the army for six months,” said Caine at the London premiere of Harry Brown.

“There should be a great plan to re-educate these youngsters.”

In Harry Brown, Caine plays a vigilante tracking down killers from a London council estate in “one of his finest performances for years,” according to the “LondonNet review“.

Conscription isn’t everyone’s idea of the cure, but the illness of youth unemployment is all too real – just today it was announced there are now nearly 1M people aged between 16 and 24 without a job.

“It’s such a waste – they all feel society has let them down,” said Caine.