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A Very British Institution: The UK Military and The Far-Right

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We reject the imperialist wars! [embedded content] What are the politics of the British army? Since the Iraq War, the UK military has tried to improve its image by presenting itself as inclusive, diverse and non-political. But accusations of endemic racism and far-right sentiment within its ranks have surfaced, telling a different story. With death threats against left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn and active recruitment of former soldiers to far-right groups, we investigate how this institution seems to be an incubator for far-right extremists. Afghanistan veteran and journalist Joe Glenton turns the lens on the UK military and speaks to veterans, paramilitaries, and victims about what this institution represents.

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What are the politics of the British army? Since the Iraq War, the UK military has tried to improve its image by presenting itself as inclusive, diverse and non-political. But accusations of endemic racism and far-right sentiment within its ranks have surfaced, telling a different story. With death threats against left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn and active recruitment of former soldiers to far-right groups, we investigate how this institution seems to be an incubator for far-right extremists. Afghanistan veteran and journalist Joe Glenton turns the lens on the UK military and speaks to veterans, paramilitaries, and victims about what this institution represents.

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Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader whose career has spanned over 30 years on Wall Street. He is a former member and trader on the CME, NYMEX, COMEX and NYFE and he managed money for one of the largest hedge funds and ran a prop trading desk for Credit Suisse.

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