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:
- 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.
- Scottish Labour leadership election.
- Omar talks about his experience going down the ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide – The World’s Tallest Slide at the Olympic Park, Stratford, London. (Find out more here: http://arcelormittalorbit.com/whats-on/the-slide/)
- Joe talks about the main love in his life…….Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Find out more here: http://www.ukbjja.org/club-locations)
* 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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