Cameron: Growing up should mean more than getting drunk on your 18th birthday

 David Cameron scored a coup today by enlisting Sir Michael Caine to back his plan for a citizen's army of school leavers.

The Tory leader set out a vision of every 16-year-old spending two months on a scheme called National Citizen Service, giving something back to the community and getting away from the urban gang culture.

It was boosted by an endorsement from former Labour voter Sir Michael, 77, one of Britain's best-loved actors whose own rags to riches story began as a young gang member in south London. “I voted for Tony Blair,” he said. “This time I am voting for David.

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