‘Stop British government recruiting child soldiers’


This October 2013 video is called Child soldiers in the British Army: one recruit’s story | Guardian Docs.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Army puts kids at risk, says rights charity

Monday 23rd May 2016

CHILDREN enlisting in the British Armed Forces are facing “significant risk and disadvantage,” a human rights campaign warned yesterday.

According to Child Soldiers International, recruits under the age of 18 were “actively sought” for more dangerous infantry roles.

In a letter to Defence Minister Penny Mordaunt, the charity urged the government to raise the minimum enlistment age to 18. At present, kids can take to the colours at 16 and apply to from 15.

The letter was co-signed by the National Union of Teachers general secretary Christine Blower and the children’s commissioners for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

LEGOS HAVE GOTTEN A LOT MORE VIOLENT “The number of Lego weapons overall has increased greatly since then. Researchers found that nearly 30 percent of all Lego sets sold today now include at least one weapon. In 1978, that figure was under 5 percent.” [HuffPost]

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