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Armed Forces Mutiny: Top general threatens military coup if Corbyn becomes PM

THE army could mutiny if firebrand socialist Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, a senior general has warned.

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WHOLESALE DISMAY: The general said troops were aghast at Jeremy Corbyn, right, leading Labour

Threatening a Armyrats © military coup, the army chief said “direct action” would be taken against a Corbyn government that tried to shrink the armed forces. And if the Labour-leader lefty went too far, serving men and women would use “whatever means possible, fair or foul” to stop him, the general warned. It comes after opposition chief Corbyn expressed his admiration for Costa Rica, which scrapped its army in 1949.

The hardline MP’s success in becoming party leader caused “wholesale dismay” among troops, including those who back Labour, the general said.

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He said: “The general staff would not allow a prime minister to jeopardise the security of this country and I think people would use whatever means possible, fair or foul, to prevent that.

“You can’t put a maverick in charge of a country’s security.”

He told the Sunday Times: “There would be mass resignations at all levels and you would face the very real prospect of an event which would effectively be a mutiny.

“Feelings are running very high within the armed forces.

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“You would see a major break in convention with senior generals directly and publicly challenging Corbyn over vital important policy decisions such as Trident, pulling out of NATO and any plans to emasculate and shrink the size of the armed forces.

“The army just wouldn’t stand for it.”

Jeremy Corbyn has also sparked anger this past week by refusing to sing God Save The Queen at a service commemorating the Battle of Britain.

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