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Corbyn Finally Cracks.

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corbyn shoot to kill

I welcome the breath of fresh air that Jeremy Corbyn has brought to British politics.  I was never going to vote for him in a million years but the subversion of our corrupt political and media establishment has been a tonic long overdue.

Eventually though his loony tendencies have got the better of him.  His weak and cowardly failure to support the use of lethal force against terrorist violence means he is done for.  He will go no further and that is a pity because he has now blown his chance of having any further serious influence because of one simply idiotic but unforgivable mistake.

I believe he has now rendered himself unfit for any high office.  We cannot have a leader of the opposition who equivocates about defending our nation and innocent people against violent attack.

There can be no question about this.  Any member of the police, army or security services who is authorised to carry a weapon and sees life threatened must shoot and shoot to kill.

There are two important principles here.  The first will be clear to anyone who has had any firearms training. If the threshold has passed where you are entitled to open fire then you must stop the target.  That means you aim for the centre and you tap twice or three times.  Misty-eyed ideas about wounding or disabling are for Hollywood.  Anything less than a certain stop is a failure of duty and/or skill.

The second principle is a legal one.  If lethal force is justified then anything less means it wasn’t.  When that moment arrives you have to take the decision and the shot in sure and certain knowledge that you are justified and that you can rely on full support for your actions.

Corbyn has now changed his position and recognised the self-evident truth.  It is too late though.  Such a failure in leadership, decisiveness or the ability properly to communicate what he meant is beyond redemption. I am sorry to see him go.

Now, Britain desperately needs someone to challenge the Tory oligarchy.  All those who failed to vote Liberal Democrat when they had the chance are to blame.  We had an excellent, sincere, honest and able set of experienced politicians who we threw on the scrapheap and gifted our country to tyrants.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

November 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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