COMPULSORY military service has been brought back for young people who have a large following on YouTube.
Joe Sugg, Jake Boys and something called ’Nick and Sammy’ are among the conscripts who will face five years of gruelling assault courses, night marches and crawling through underwater tunnels while burly men shout at them until they weep.
A government spokesman said: “What do these YouTubers do? Sit on the end of their beds and exclaim ‘Oh my GOD!’ while the corporate sponsorship rolls in. Their mindless enthusiasm needs to be tempered by suffering.
“Zella may be excellent at applying make-up but let’s see how she is at polishing boots while experiencing extreme sleep deprivation.”
46-year-old Wayne Hayes said: “It’s like how my father used to talk about how Boy George should be made to do National Service. Now that I am old and bitter myself, I can see that he was right.
“With these YouTubers, you can’t tell the boys from the girls. Well, you can, easily, but my point still stands.”