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The armed forces must serve any Prime Minister—even Jeremy Corbyn

Warnings of a coup against the Labour leader were seriously irresponsible

By Shashank Joshi  


If Chris Mullin’s A Very British Coup has not already leapt up the sales charts in these Corbynite times, this weekend’s Sunday Times might make it happen. Deep in a story on splits in Jeremy Corbyn’s cabinet over Syria, a senior serving general was quoted as threatening “mass resignations at all levels” should Corbyn be elected Prime Minister, “an event which would effectively be a mutiny.” The general—who seems to have spent a week too long on exercises in Egypt, Pakistan, or Thailand—goes on to add: “the Army just wouldn’t stand for it. The general staff…

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