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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. 

No Pride in War activists

In these difficult times, the need for a strong and active pacifist movement is greater than ever.

We invite you to join other members of the PPU for our Annual General Meeting on 29th February in London. Hear more about our work over the past year – and help us shape what comes next.

Boris Johnson with armed forces leaders

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

Royal Navy vessels

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

Cluster munition exploding in the Falkland Islands

Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace have been urged to rule out any return to the use of cluster munitions by UK troops.

Ministry of Defence

The PPU has said that changes in the law are urgently needed following revelations about cover-ups of war crimes. 

Sign saying 'Polling Station'

The Peace Pledge Union has published five key questions for general election candidates on issues of peace and militarism. 

UK soldiers in training

Boris Johnson has threatened to water down human rights legislation so that it will not apply to troops on military operations, even within the UK.

White poppy wreath in Exeter

Hundreds of white poppy wearers have attended ceremonies to remember all victims of war and to commit themselves to peace.

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