2021 marks 10 years of citizens’ revolt against autocratic regimes in the Middle East and the latest phase in a long history of the UK manoeuvring in the region to further its own economic and military interests.
William Hague's record of promoting conflict is at odds with his posing at the recent Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
The British government actively promotes the Eurofighter Typhoon to foreign governments. This scene comes from the Farnborough arms fair in 2012. The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news today (17 July), with The Independent’s splash on an "‘arms for dictators" scandal. A parliamentary
Britain's largest science and engineering fair for young people, which took place last month, was sponsored and supported by a total of five major arms companies, including the world's third largest weapons manufacturer, BAE Systems. As part of the deal, the arms companies enjoy a stand at the fair, from which they can promote themselves
The new year has brought CAAT a small but important campaign victory. For the first time, it seems that the Minister responsible for Human Rights at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will be consulted on priority markets for promotion of arms exports.
Despite its family-friendly weekend airshow that attracts around 100,000 visitors, when I visited Farnborough the order of the day was definitely business. The train was packed with suits discussing business deals and their schedules for the day. Although many of the delegates would have been engaged in civil aviation, there is a very large military
The Natural History Museum is not the most obvious place to have an anti-arms trade protest - but then again it's not the most obvious place to have the official welcome reception for an arms fair either. Yet it was under
On 26 April, Sam Walton took the stage to disrupt Vince Cable's speech at a government arms sales conference. "he UKTI DSO Symposium is the biggest event of the year for Britain’s exporters of “defence & security” gear – so you’d think they’d have better security"