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‘SICKENING’: Backlash as ‘SHAMELESS’ Tony Blair appears at memorial for Iraq war heroes

Tony Blair’s appearance at the unveiling of a national war memorial to those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has been branded “sickening”. Tony Blair appeared at the war memorial behind in prime position The former Labour Prime Minister was … Continue reading

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A US arms firm in Fife linked to war crimes in Yemen has enjoyed at least 57 private meetings with the UK Government.

Raytheon has wined and dined MPs and even treated a minister at the MoD to a slap up Burns Supper with haggis, neeps and whisky. The multinational also met privately with Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he … Continue reading

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Government quietly admits it was wrong to say Saudi Arabia is not targeting civilians or committing war crimes

Reams of corrections were issued just as MPs went back to their constituencies for recess. A Saudi army sniper takes position at look-out point in al-Dokhan mountain on the Saudi-Yemeni border in April – the UK has sold billions of … Continue reading

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Britain training armed forces of regimes on its own human rights watchlist

British soldiers are training troops for regimes on the UK’s own human rights watchlist, including authoritarian states such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Burma and Bahrain. British troops in the Kuwait desert. © Reuters Information released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) … Continue reading

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‘Watershed moment’: UK starts building new permanent navy base in Bahrain

The UK has begun the construction of a new Royal Navy facility in Bahrain, which will become the first permanent British military base in the Middle East in over four decades. It is designed to assert influence over the Gulf … Continue reading

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