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Peace is boring

So you’ll be hard pushed to find many or any column inches on the historic FIRST EVER debate in Parliament devoted to conflict prevention yesterday. And this despite Simon Hughes’s shaming soundbite: “For every dollar that is spent on conflict prevention, states spend some $2,000 on weapons and military budgets – that is an absolutely central and telling fact.”

They’ve never thought it worth debating before?!

The press should play its part in bigging up initiatives like this so that people who care about peace — that would be most of us — know they are happening. So we can let politicians who need our votes know that we want more like this and less of the hundreds of hours wasted on petty legislation.

A dry but rewarding hour and a half can be spent watching the debate here


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