Conservative MP Johnny Mercer has misrepresented white poppies for a second time. Mercer, the MP for Plymouth Moor View, again implied that white poppies were a recent invention. In fact, they were founded 85 years ago.
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.
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.
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.