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PPU chair Peter Glasgow with a placard reading 'Nurses Not Nukes'

Britian's leading pacifist organisation has slammed suggestions that the army should be given an extra £10bn in next month's budget.

British army tank

British pacifists have said that sending more Western arms to Ukraine will fuel war and do nothing to bring peace.

A picket line with a banner reading 'Support the right to strike'

Britain's leading pacifist network has criticised plans to deploy military personnel to do the work of striking paramedics and border staff.

Nurses' picket line at St Thomas' hospital

As nurses went on strike today, pacifists said that the UK’s massive military budget would be better spent on services such as the NHS.

British army tanks in Estonia

Members and allies of the Peace Pledge Union will today gather outside the Ministry of 'Defence' to demonstrate and hand out leaflets.

Johnny Mercer

The UK Minister for Veterans is facing calls to explain a tweet he sent following the conviction of a former soldier for manslaughter.

Jeremy Hunt

Pacifists have slammed Jeremy Hunt's plan to maintain existing levels of military spending while reducing help with energy costs. 

Rishi Sunak in Downing Street
Rishi Sunak has been urged to ditch Liz Truss' plan of raising military spending by 60% by 2030.
Liz Truss in a tank

Liz Truss has confirmed that she will push ahead with her plan of raising military spending by 60% by 2030, despite recent economic turmoil and the cost-of-living crisis. 

Russian anti-mobilisation poster

Pacifists in the UK have sent messages of support to Russian peace activists who are resisting war and mobilisation.