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Military Spending & Recruitment News

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The Peace Pledge Union has said that the potential help of military personnel with tasks such as food deliveries should mark the beginning of diverting military resources to civilian use.

 

Rishi Sunak about to present the budget

The Chancellor's plan to give National Insurance relief to businesses that hire veterans has been condemned for encouraging employers to engage in unfair discrimination.

Chris Henderson of PPU Council reports back on a discussion about the meaning of the peace pledge

Pacifist determination to resist war was made clear as Peace Pledge Union members from around Britain held their annual general meeting last weekend.

UK army recruits in training

As Boris Johnson announces a defence review, pacifists have called for cuts to military spending and funding for tackling long-term security threats.

Army cadets marching in North Wales

Pacifists have welcomed a vote by Cambridge University Students' Union against allowing military recruitment at freshers' fairs. 

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) predicted that students at other universities will follow Cambridge's example. 

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People in the UK, US and Iran are demonstrating against war and military aggression.

Army advert for the 2020 recruitment campaign

The UK army has been accused of trying to exploit teenagers who lack self-confidence after launching their 2020 recruitment campaign. 

UK armed forces in training

The UK government has announced legislation to end so-called "vexatious" claims against armed forces personnel. 

Boris Johnson with armed forces leaders

British pacifists have promised that Boris Johnson will face continuous resistance as he seeks to implement militarist policies. 

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General election candidates are facing questions over issues including the arms trade, nuclear weapons and militarism in schools.

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