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Military Spending & Recruitment News

Boris Johnson with leaders of the UK armed forces

Extra 'defence' spending is more than 53 times the cost of schemes for extending free school meals provision in England into the school holidays. 

Johnny Mercer

A group of veterans have been waiting for a year for a response from Johnny Mercer MP, after they criticised his rant against white poppy wearers.

UK soldiers in training

The Peace Pledge Union has encouraged MPs to throw out the Overseas Operations Bill when it faces its final vote in the Commons this evening.

ICAN supporters celebrating and holding up placards

50 states have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, putting nuclear-armed states on the wrong side of international law.

Boris Johnson with British armed forces leaders

Despite underfunded health and social care services, the UK still has the second highest military spending of all 29 countries in NATO.

Houses of Parliament

The director-general of the Royal British Legion has become the latest public figure to criticise the Overseas Operations Bill.

Picture of House of Commons briefing paper on the Overseas Operations Bill

The Peace Pledge Union has called on MPs to vote aganist the Overseas Operations Bill when it comes before Parliament on Wednesday 23rd September.

Saudi air force jets

The Royal Air Force have abandoned their attempt to develop a new military training site in north-west Wales in the face of widespread opposition.

Ahmed Al-Babati arrested near Downing Street

Pacifists have demanded the release of a British soldier arrested for peacefully protesting about the war in Yemen. 

House destroyed by bombing in Sanna in Yemen

The Welsh government has been urged to withhold support for a new military training airfield at Llanbedr in north-west Wales.

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