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Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression?

Exports to repressive regimes are under scrutiny in the high court, raising doubts about claims they are tightly controlled. Yemeni rescue workers in the rubble of a funeral hall following airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Sanaa. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty … Continue reading

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This British arms company is cashing in on disaster, as profits rise and humanitarian crises worsen

Whilst much of the Middle East and North Africa burns, BAE Systems have announced a rise in net profits by 24%. As what is arguably the largest humanitarian disaster since World War II continues, at least there are some who … Continue reading

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Scottish universities slammed for investing millions in foreign arms firms accused of war crimes

NINE of the country’s top unis have money in firms whose ethics have been called into question including Sports Direct and a Russian bank linked to the Kremlin. Scottish universities have been linked to arms dealers that supplied bombs used … Continue reading

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David Cameron boasts of ‘brilliant’ UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia

PM talks of government role in selling BAE defence equipment as EU parliament votes for arms embargo on country. David Cameron has boasted of his efforts to help sell “brilliant things” such as Eurofighter Typhoons to Saudi Arabia on the … Continue reading

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Councils forced to invest public money in arms under proposed legislation

Protect local democracy: Speak out against attack on arms trade campaigning. The UK government is trying to block local authorities from making ethical investment decisions relating to the arms trade. Currently local authorities can choose to invest their pension funds … Continue reading

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