It has recently come to my attention that Judith Collins is a self-purported honourary member of the Long-Range Desert Recon Group.
I genuinely have no idea how or why such an illustrious unit would induct somebody of the perfidious character of Collins; perhaps they found some vague common ground over Collins' admiration for legendary Afrika Korps commander Erwin Rommel?
In any case, while it's well within the rights of war-heroes to take selfies with whom they please; I must confess that I find it exceptionally distasteful that an MP so reviled - so dishonest - and so flatly self-serving ... is able to turn an exceptionally post-facto connection with the venerable living and the honoured dead of one of our most famous wartime units into an attempted political marketing exercise.
From where I'm sitting, about the only thing she's got in common with the men of the Long-Range Desert Recon Group at the moment is the fact that she's ranging far and wide over a (political) wilderness.
Take a look at the pix and see what you think for yourself.
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