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Members of the Royal Air Force showing weapons to small children

A poll has revealed that the majority of the public reject the notion that members of the British armed forces should be automatically assumed to be heroes.

White poppies and leaflets

The Royal British Legion, who produce red poppies, have urged their supporters not to insult white poppy wearers on social media. 

British troops in training

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has said that the Chancellor's announcement of another £1bn for the armed forces reveals a government in denial about the failure of armed force to achieve its stated aims.

White poppy wreath

Ceremonies focused on remembrance and peace are planned for various places in the UK on Remembrance Sunday, with white poppies wreaths being laid at many of them as a symbol of remembrance for all victims of war of all nationalities. 

Gavin Williamson backing the red poppy appeal

Gavin Williamson has been accused of insulting victims of war by backing the poppy appeal launch at the same time as supporting Donald Trump’s plans for a build-up of nuclear weapons.

Nonviolent activists blocking main entrance at Burghfield AWE

A site dedicated to the production of weapons of mass destruction has this morning been prevented from opening by people taking nonviolent direct action.

White poppy

Conservative MP Johnny Mercer is facing criticism after encouraging people to "ignore" white poppy wearers and appearing to display ignorance of the history of white poppies. 

Russian anti-militarist protest, 2011

Pacifists and other peace activists have criticised Donald Trump’s latest comments about building up the USA’s nuclear arsenal. They also challenged the response of Vladimir Putin’s government in Russia, who have threatened to respond in kind. 

White poppies

Former Plaid Cyrmu leader Leanne Wood has said there's one thing that won't change now she's no longer party leader: she will still be wearing a white poppy in the run-up to Remembrance Day. 

White poppy wreath

The Co-Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales has given his backing to this year's white poppy campaign. Jonathan Bartley says he will wear a white poppy while carrying out his party leadership duties during the run-up to Remembrance Sunday. 

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