actor and stage director
Stop The War works tirelessly to keep us informed about our unfortunate involvement as British citizens in War.
As civilians, I am informed, we contribute on average over £500 a year to military expenditure through our taxes. Most casualties are caused by the technology we pay for, and 90% of those casualties are civilian.
There is no such thing as conscientious objection to military service in Britain today. We are all involved, directly involved.
To me, war is a failure of diplomacy and good governance. With the gift of our English language, which is so widely known and used in the world, we should be a nation of diplomats and skilled peaceful resolvers of conflict.
Instead we seem to be provoking war through arms sales and alignment with aggressive regimes and policies. We don't tolerate violent solutions in our relationships, our families, our workplaces, our neighbourhoods, why do we allow our politicians to behave with such violence in the world of International relations?
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