PPU accuses education secretary of ‘misrepresentation’

Flawed methodology as 'researchers did not make comparisons between the impact of cadets and the impact of other youth organisations and services'

Peace campaigners have accused education secretary Gavin Williamson of ‘bending the truth’ over cadet forces in schools. According to the Peace Pledge Union (PPU), which includes Quaker members, the cabinet member has misrepresented research from the University of Northampton, claiming that it justifies the UK government’s decision to spend millions of pounds on creating new armed forces cadet units in schools.

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