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More military ethos in schools18/10/2019Schools Week
Schools Week report on the government's continuing attempts to instill more military ethos in schools.
UK army minimum recruitment age should be raised to 18 – survey10/09/2018
ICM survey was commissioned by campaigners against child soldiers
Girl Guides defend controversial new deal with British army10/09/2018
Petition launched after members claim partnership with military runs counter to the Guides’ peace ethos
Misguided aim of weapons show
The following letter was sent to the Sunday Times and a version is published here.
The concerted effort to increase the power of the military across society must be challenged
As support for the military is paraded in streets across the UK at Armed Forces Day events, politicians charged with fighting the military's corner are waging their own war on public and political opinion.This article was published in The Morning Star on 2 July 2018
Warrior Nation – ‘the hidden power of the military’
The apparent threat by the Defence Secretary to bring down the Prime Minister should she fail to stump up more billions for the armed forces formed the background to the launch of a major new report on 25 June.Warrior Nation: War, militarisation and British democracy examines the relationship between recent conflicts and the wider power of the military in society and politics.
The armed forces and special schools
Concerns we have raised with the Scottish Parliament about armed forces activities in special schools have been picked up by The Daily Record newspaper.
UK military school audit reveals teenage recruits at risk09/06/2018
Drive to fast-track late joiners at AFC Harrogate led to issues including skewing staff/student ratios in dangerous activities.
News coverage of the Scottish Parliament’s report on armed forces visits to schools04/06/2018
With the publication of the Scottish Parliament's Public Petitions Committee report on our petition on armed forces visits to schools, there has been substantial coverage in the news.
Military recruits: How MoD could be targeting your children08/12/2017
Scottish TV report on armed forces visits to schools in Scotland.