I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:
Volunteers could guard some UK borders, Home Office says – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42527750
This is just bonkers. The calibre of people we need protecting our borders are the people who should always earn a living and not work for free. The government will use Job Centre Plus applicants to pad the gaps in the border rather than giving them jobs they keep promising.
A more serious possibility is members of the English Defence League working on the border for an opportunity to earn stripes in the group.