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Military Spending & Recruitment News

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has been accused of undermining his own claim to want to settle the Ukraine crisis through patient diplomacy.

UK armed forces in Estonia

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has today issued the following statement with regards to the prospect of war over Ukraine.

Royal Navy vessels

The Peace Pledge Union have denounced UK government plans to give the Royal Navy authority to deal with people crossing the Channel on small boats.

Richard Dannatt

A former head of the British army has called for changes in the law to give the military a greater role in tackling civil emergencies.

People lying in the road to the DSEI arms fair, surrounded by police

War and militarism have continued throughout 2021, despite the Covid pandemic and the climate emergency.

Pacifists have said that NATO governments and the Russian government are both to blame for military tension over Ukraine.

Plaque reading 'Ministry of Defence'

Senior army officers are meeting 'Defence' Secretary Ben Wallace following revelations about the abuse of young women in the British army.

Ministry of Defence building in London

The armed forces are facing calls to lose the ability to police themselves, after closing down all investigations into alleged war crimes in Iraq.

Ministry of Defence plaque

10 of the 290 young women who have joined the UK military this year have already reported being raped or sexually assaulted.

People demonstrating against the Farnborough arms fair

An arms fair in the Hampshire town of Farnborough yesterday was greeted by demonstrations outside the event and in the town.

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