This should ring a few alarm bells over here. Hasn't something similar been going on over PFI deals?
The best response to this sort of monstrosity, compulsory voluntary national service, is the essence of Milton Friedman's retort about the draft. It's slavery.
What is the largest form of wage discrimination in the world today? Sexism? Racism? No, restrictions on migration.
Those anti-terrorism laws: they were only going to be used in the most exceptional circumstances, weren't they?
Explaining quite how dilatory and incompetent the government has been over computer security. Bodes well for the national database, doesn't it?
Why a carbon tax is preferable to cap and trade.
And finally, yes, this is the way it is working.