John McDonnell MP Launches Public Consultation of Conscience’s “Taxes for Peace Bill”

John McDonnell chaired a meeting of the People’s Parliament last night focusing on non-military alternatives to building long-term peace and stability.

conscience2.jpgGuest speakers included Richard Jolly (Former Assistant Secretary General of the United nations), Richard Reeve – Director of Sustainable Security, Oxford research Group, Shahrar Ali – Deputy Leader of the Green Party and Conscience Campaign manager Shaughan Dolan.

The event also served as a launch for the public consultation of Conscience’s Taxes for Peace Bill which will enable Conscientious Objectors to Military Taxation to have the military portion of their income taxes redirected towards more peaceful alternatives.

The consultation will be open until September 2015. For further information or to make comments and suggestions please click on the link below.

http://www.conscienceonline.org.uk/new-taxes-for-peace-draft-bill/

This principal has recently gathered support of 10 MP’s from across the political divide.


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  • commented 2015-02-13 15:44:24 +0000
    Security and Defence are vital. Surely the only way is by Understanding and Diplomacy. Armies and Weapons are not the answer. Their use only builds hatred and misunderstanding.
    I fully support this initiative.