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  • Welcome

    FigTree is a small project that aims to engage the Christian community in reflection and action on peace and security issues.

    Contact me for further information or if you'd like me to come and speak.

    Chris Cole

  • Upcoming talks

  • 11 May: Protest & public meeting, Shenstone
  • 13 May: Southampton CAAT 2.30pm
  • 17 May: Down the Drones, Brighton, 7.30pm
  • 11 Jun: Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition, 7pm
  • 13 Jun: Huddersfield Quakers, 7.30pm
  • 14 Jun: Stockport for Peace, 7.30pm
  • 23 Jun: MEDACT AGM, London
  • 03 Jul: Roundtable on Drones, Herts 7pm

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Tory Defence Review? We'll see


Dr Fox (no, not the DJ, the Tory Shadow Defence Secretary) laid out the Tories thinking on the proposed defence review yesterday at RUSI. Whilst paying lip service to the idea of needing to make cuts, he made an absolute commitment to maintaining Trident and dismissed the idea of any merger between the three armed ‘services’.

The primary focus of the Tory review would appear not to be on how best to maintain and develop national and global security for the people of Britain, nor how to bring ‘freedom and democracy to those suffering under oppression and dictatorship’ (the current in vogue reasons for war in Iraq and Afghanistan) but to keep the UK as a “first division” global power. “We are at a tipping point in Britain” said the former DJ (oops! sorry, Tory leader) “We need to decide if we want to stay in the first division or slide into the second division,” “I choose the former.”

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