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military spending & recruitment

Johnny Mercer

The UK Minister for Veterans is facing calls to explain a tweet he sent following the conviction of a former soldier for manslaughter.

Jeremy Hunt

Pacifists have slammed Jeremy Hunt's plan to maintain existing levels of military spending while reducing help with energy costs. 

Rishi Sunak in Downing Street
Rishi Sunak has been urged to ditch Liz Truss' plan of raising military spending by 60% by 2030.
Liz Truss in a tank

Liz Truss has confirmed that she will push ahead with her plan of raising military spending by 60% by 2030, despite recent economic turmoil and the cost-of-living crisis. 

Russian anti-mobilisation poster

Pacifists in the UK have sent messages of support to Russian peace activists who are resisting war and mobilisation.

UK troops in Estonia

The Peace Pledge Union has called on 'Defence' Secretary Ben Wallace to explain how he will fund his promise of an extra £52bn for the UK armed forces.

Liz Tuss wearing military uniform and sitting in a tank

As Liz Truss becomes Prime Minister today, she is facing calls to say where she will find the money for her plan of increasing military spending by 60%.

UK troops in training

The summer of 2022 has seen a string of revelations of abuse and ill-treatment within the UK armed forces.

British army tanks

Newly published research has revealed staggering levels of sexual abuse of teenage recruits to the British army.

Plaque reading "Ministry of Defence"

The UK government is facing calls for an urgent investigation into evidence that unarmed Afghan civilians were systematically killed by the SAS.


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