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Military Spending & Recruitment News

Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Veterans

Minister for Veterans Johnny Mercer is accused of leaking questionable information to push the Overseas Operations Bill through Parliament.

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British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain has withdrawn from a careers event after teenage PPU members pointed out its links to the arms trade.

British soldiers in training

The Peace Pledge Union say that they are sad but not surprised by the news that British troops have been deployed to protect oil-fields in Saudi Arabia.

BAE Systems factory with BAE aeroplane

British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain is facing calls to pull out of a careers event for young people sponsored by multinational arms firm BAE Systems.

Houses of Parliament

The speaker at an event run by Labour Friends of the Forces urged UK armed forces to "break the rules" to wage war more effectively.

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.

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