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UK soldiers in training

The Peace Pledge Union has said that it is shameful that global military spending continued to rise in 2020 despite the need to tackle Covid.

Johnny Mercer MP

Johnny Mercer has been accused of making misleading comments about the prosecution of veterans after resigning as a government minister.

Children in front of a soldier

Research published today makes clear that armed forces' visits to Welsh schools are acting as a "fig-leaf" for military recruitment.

Houses of Parliament

The House of Lords has rejected plans to make it even less likely that UK forces personnel will be prosecuted for torture or other war crimes.

Armed forces cadets marching in Llandudno, 2018

Ministers have announced an additional £1.1 million for school cadet forces in England after a decade that has seen heavy cuts to other youth services.

Royal Navy vessels

UK ministers announce plans for multi-billion pound military projects - but cannot "afford" a decent pay rise for nurses in England.

Ministry of Defence (plaque on the front of the building)

Ben Wallace has promised more money for bugging, surveillance and undercover disruption around the world.

Leaflets promoting the Census 2021

There is growing anger over the role of the arms company Leidos in running the Census for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Trident nuclear submarine

The Peace Pledge Union says that plans for a possible 44% increase in nuclear warheads will be be met with widespread resistance.

Protester Patsy Stevenson arrested at the Reclaim These Streets vigil

The Peace Pledge Union has urged MPs to vote against the new Police Bill that is being debated in the Commons today.

Rishi Sunak holding up his red box outside 11 Downing Street

The Chancellor has failed to divert the 'defence' budget to tackling real security threats such as pandemics, poverty and the climate emergency.

Britannia Park in Cardiff

Cardiff residents have been backed by peace and environmental groups in resisting plans to sell a park to a museum that promotes the armed forces.

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