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Military Spending & Recruitment News

Trident submarine

Three former commanders of nuclear armed vessels in the Royal Navy have questioned the multi-billion pound cost of nuclear submarines during the coronavirus pandemic.

Poster saying "Five years of war in Yemen, made in the UK"

Peace Pledge Union members have joined their voices with millions of people around the world calling for an end to arms sales and military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

UK soldiers in training

Boris Johnson is facing calls to reallocate "defence" budgets towards the NHS, social care and community support for people affected coronavirus and isolation.

Peace Pledge Union banner

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. 

War Resisters' International logo

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.