HOPEFULLY, most people will agree that Emily Dawes’ comments about the war veterans mural at the university are abhorrent.

Sadly, because we no longer have National Service, today’s parents are of a different mindset and don’t drum into their offspring the importance of respecting those who made the ultimate sacrifice so the likes of Emily Dawes can live in freedom today.

I wish we still had conscription, it was a huge mistake to end it.

Lack of discipline at some homes, violence, drugs and thefts would end and, best of all, Emily Dawes would be in the Army learning how to behave.

Jacqui Broadbridge