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Spanner or the whole toolbox?

So Jeremy Corbyn thinks that Britain has not fought a ‘just war’ since 1945.

Meanwhile, since 1985, Jeremy has been consorting with terrorists, vicious anti-semites, racists and despots including (but not limited to) the IRA, Hamas, the Mahdi Army, Islamic State and Kim Jong-Un.

The Urban Dictionary describes a toolbox as ‘a person of little social value’.  A spanner on the other hand is defined as ‘a complete fucking muppet’.

Both seem apt, you decide.

SPIN ZHIRA: Old Man in Helmand is the unauthorised, unvarnished and irreverent story of one man’s midlife crisis on the front line of the most dangerous district in Afghanistan where the locals haven’t forgiven the British for the occupation of 1842 or for the Russian Invasion of 1979. Of course, all infidels look the same so you can’t really tell them apart.

‘Brims with authenticity and dark humour.’
Patrick Hennessey, bestselling author of The Junior Officers’ Reading Club

‘First class’
Doug Beattie, bestselling author of An Ordinary Soldier

‘A must read.’
Richard Dorney, bestselling author of The Killing Zone

‘The best book by a soldier concerning the Afghan War that I have read’
Frank Ledwidge, bestselling author of Losing Small Wars

‘Five stars’
SOLDIER The official magazine of the British Army

‘Not just for soldiers’
William Reeve, BBC World Service and Afghanistan Correspondent

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