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British pacifists warn about warmongering rhetoric of new PM


British pacifists warn about warmongering rhetoric of new PM

London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The British pacifist group Stop the War warned that the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, could contribute to escalating international tensions by maintaining the militaristic rhetoric of her times as Foreign Minister.

“Although we celebrate the departure of Boris Johnson, it is impossible to be positive about the prospects for peace with Liz Truss,” the NGO said in a statement to Prensa Latina.

Sid statement recalls that as head of British diplomacy, Truss devoted herself in 2022 to making threats against Russia and China and promised to increase military spending, despite the fact that the United Kingdom is going through the worst cost-of-living crisis in the last few decades.

Stop the War noted that Truss has said she would cut taxes, but intends to spend 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product on bolstering the defense budget.

According to the group, this would be the biggest ‘defense’ spending the UK has incurred since the days of the Cold War-fueled arms race back in the 1950s.

“(Truss) is an internal and external danger,” Stop the War cautioned, pointing out that the volatile international situation requires a prime minister who seeks to reduce tensions around the world, and in particular in Ukraine.

However, that does not seem the case as she might accept the invitation from Ukrainean president Zelenski to visit Kiev.

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) also sent a letter to Truss urging her to put aside her previous “enthusiastic” rhetoric and face the main threats to the planet.

After reminding her that the British nuclear arsenal increased and the flames of war in Ukraine were fueled during Johnson’s term, the group asked the prime minister to return to the pacifist values that her parents instilled in her, and that she abandoned when she went over to conservatism.


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