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Corbyn’s woeful record on defence

The Labour leader’s position on the Kosovo war is repugnant

By Oliver Kamm  

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Jeremy Corbyn has “been on a journey,” said Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Such, at least, was her indulgent interpretation on being shown clips from 2011 of the Labour leader denouncing Nato as a “danger to the world.”

If Corbyn had adjusted his views to the realities of international diplomacy, it would be to his credit. But his record on security issues includes positions that are not only tendentious but repugnant. Corbyn’s supporters persistently claim that he’s unfairly treated…

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