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Military Corrective Training Centre (military prison) in Colchester

A former sailor who was imprisoned in 2011 has backed calls for a change in UK law to allow forces personnel to leave when they choose.

10 Downing Street

The Peace Pledge Union have called on Boris Johnson and Johnny Mercer to answer urgent questions about interference in a criminal trial.

UK soldiers in training

The Peace Pledge Union has said that it is shameful that global military spending continued to rise in 2020 despite the need to tackle Covid.

Johnny Mercer MP

Johnny Mercer has been accused of making misleading comments about the prosecution of veterans after resigning as a government minister.

Children in front of a soldier

Research published today makes clear that armed forces' visits to Welsh schools are acting as a "fig-leaf" for military recruitment.

Houses of Parliament

The House of Lords has rejected plans to make it even less likely that UK forces personnel will be prosecuted for torture or other war crimes.

Armed forces cadets marching in Llandudno, 2018

Ministers have announced an additional £1.1 million for school cadet forces in England after a decade that has seen heavy cuts to other youth services.

Royal Navy vessels

UK ministers announce plans for multi-billion pound military projects - but cannot "afford" a decent pay rise for nurses in England.