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military spending & recruitment

PPU member holding placard reading "Bombs can't defend us from pandemics and climate change"

It's been a tough year. But whenever arms dealers and militarists have sought to wage war and increase their power, they have faced resistance.

Tamsin Omond

Leading environmental activist Tamsin Omond has accused the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary of "missing the point" about climate change.

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

Ben Wallace has claimed that the armed forces will become more environmental by using "sustainable fuels" for combat jets.

Royal Navy vessels

The Peace Pledge Union has said that threats to deploy gunboats are rooted in a naive belief that all problems can be solved with armed force.

British soldiers in training

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says that there is "reasonable basis" to claims that UK troops committed war crimes in Iraq.

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.

Online poster advertising World Skills UK

British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain has withdrawn from a careers event after teenage PPU members pointed out its links to the arms trade.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

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