On Friday 13 April members of Veterans For Peace deployed to Downing Street to oppose the expected bombing of Syria by the UK. The banner Never Again was unfurled in front of the gates and traffic in and out was stopped for some time. We then joined the main protest organised by Stop the War.
The bombing occurred that very night without a parliamentary discussion, let alone a vote.
Since 2001 we have attacked; Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. We have carried out covert operations in Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and numerous other countries. Our attacks have lead to the deaths of thousands, injury to thousands more, the destruction of homes and the destruction of infrastructure. Our attacks have fueled a cycle of violence that will be prolonged by further violent intervention.
Bombing Syria is not the solution to the problems we face in the 21st Century.
VFP UK is working on a campaign to make the UK a permanently neutral country. We aim to launch the campaign in November 2018. Becoming permanently neutral will prevent our government from launching attacks on other countries in the future.
To sign up to the neutral country campaign please visit https://neutralcountry.uk/