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Ministry of Defence plaque

The Ministry of "Defence" (MoD) has avoided giving clear answers to journalists' questions about claims that the government may deploy troops onto the streets of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 

UK troops marching through the street on Armed Forces Day

UK "Defence" Secretary Gavin Williamson is facing pressure from MPs and campaigners to rule out using troops for social control in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Gavin Williamson

Gavin Williamson has been accused of promoting dangerous mililtary fantasies after repeating his insistence that the UK can increase its military power after Brexit.

Bombing of Syria by the US-led coalition

A new poll published by YouGov suggests that over half of adults in the UK oppose the use of UK troops in other countries.

New army recruitment poster

The British army has been accused of patronising young people with a new recruitment campaign based on stereotypes of "snowflakes", "phone addicts" and "me-me-me millenials".

PPU supporters selling white poppies in Hackney

Throughout 2018, Peace Pledge Union members and supporters around the UK took action in their own communities to promote peace and to resist militarism.

British army recruits in training

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been accused of living in the nineteenth century after promising to build new military bases around the world following Brexit.

Gavin Williamson

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been accused of ramping up military tension with the deployment of a UK warship to Ukraine.

All-male panel debating gender balance in the UK armed forces

Senior members of the UK armed forces have been widely mocked for staging a debate on gender diversity - with an all-male panel.

Poster advertising Protest for Yemen

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of hypocrisy after attending peace talks about Yemen - while continuing to train and arm Saudi forces that are killing Yemeni civilians.

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