A History of Mutiny

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Award-winning historian Neil Davidson considers the precedents for army disaffection and revolt.

The crime for which George Galloway was expelled from the Labour Party was appealing to British soldiers not to carry out illegal orders during the invasion of Iraq. Since the invasion was itself an illegal act, Galloway was effectively committing the offence which the ruling class refer to as 'incitement to mutiny'. This may explain some of the hatred with which they have responded to his election.

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