LISTEN NOW: GENERAL THE LORD RICHARDS

General The Lord Richards discusses the citizenship rights of Commonwealth soldiers, stating that to “ask servicemen and women to pay for the privilege to live in the country they fought for or were prepared to defend is absolutely out of order.”

General The Lord Richards is former Chief of the Defence Staff and the serving Grand President of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League. In this wide-ranging interview, he also discusses the challenges modern political leaders face – such as social media and the 24/7 news cycle – and reflected that they should be put though their paces on training courses early in their tenure, like Thatcher and Major were when Richards served as a Colonel.

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