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Arms are not essential for jobs or security - in fact, they are bad for them.

The UK government justifies its support for the arms industry by arguing that it supports jobs and protects the security of the UK.  But we can see that security is not advanced by waging war and supporting repression, or by spending billions on nuclear weapons systems and aircraft carriers.

It is advanced by building fairer societies that support the most vulnerable, and by investing in our public services.  We’re working to build a safer world, where real human needs are prioritised.

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Jobs and the economy

The UK government justifies its support for the arms trade by arguing that it needs to protect jobs. In reality the economic importance of the industry is often overstated, and reallocating these resources could create more and better jobs and contribute to a safer world.  

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Rethinking security

Sustainable security puts human beings at its heart, sees people in all parts of the world as interdependent, and looks for long-term, sustainable solutions - especially thinking about the climate crisis.

Black Hill by Richard Webb under Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Arms to renewables

Shift priorities from Arms to Renewables to create better jobs: jobs in an industry which is growing not declining, and which create a safer, rather than a more dangerous, world.

CAAT would not exist without its supporters. Each new supporter helps us strengthen our call for an end to the international arms trade.

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