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Cluster munition exploding in the Falkland Islands

Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace have been urged to rule out any return to the use of cluster munitions by UK troops.

Ministry of Defence

The PPU has said that changes in the law are urgently needed following revelations about cover-ups of war crimes. 

Sign saying 'Polling Station'

The Peace Pledge Union has published five key questions for general election candidates on issues of peace and militarism. 

UK soldiers in training

Boris Johnson has threatened to water down human rights legislation so that it will not apply to troops on military operations, even within the UK.

Royal Navy vessels

The Labour Party have been urged to urged to clarify their policies after Jeremy Corbyn appeared to contradict his Shadow Defence Secretary.

School student climate protesters in London

The head of the British army has been criticised for claiming that the army can attract more young recruits by being “environmentally sustainable”.

UK army recruits in training

The Peace Pledge Union has said that an extra £2.2bn for "defence" will fuel war while diverting money from real needs.

Staff and volunteers in the Peace Pledge Union office

There are currently no staff vacancies.

UK army recruits in training

The UK’s incoming Prime Minister has been urged to reject proposals to introduce a “presumption against prosecution” for armed forces personnel.

Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence has been accused of insulting victims after suggesting that bullying problems can be solved with diversity training.

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