Episode #06 (Interview with former soldier and author of “Soldier Box” Joe Glenton, Scottish Labour, The World’s Tallest Slide, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

In this week’s episode we talk to Joe Glenton, author of Soldier Box and the 1st British soldier of the Afghanistan war to publicly refuse a second tour. He went AWOL and left the country, but returned voluntarily to fight his case, with the military accusing him of desertion. We discuss the following issues with him:

Part 1

  • The background to his experience with the British army during the mid 2000s and how it shaped his outlook on foreign policy.
  • Could Jeremy Corbyn create an ethical foreign policy?
  • Sovereignty – Brexiteers talk about taking back control and regaining sovereignty on national matters from the EU, but what about regaining sovereignty from the US on the issue of British foreign policy?
  • Extrajudicial killings.
  • Mental health and general welfare provisions for military veterans.

Part 2

 

* You can purchase a copy of the book Soldier Box by Joe Glenton here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/1428-soldier-box

 

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