Category - arms trade

  • 31 Oct 2011

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign (www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/), to which Ekklesia is pleased to be affiliated, has done a fine job exposing the UK government's dodgy dealings with the former dictatorial regime in Egypt. The latest expose can be read here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15629

  • 31 Oct 2011

    The Department for Business is still demanding money from the Egyptian government to pay for loans made to ex-dictator Mubarak to allow him to buy arms.

  • 28 Oct 2011

    Churches have an important role to play in the lead-up to negotiations of a global treaty in 2012 to regulate the conventional arms trade.

  • 18 Oct 2011

    A group of people opposed to the arms trade have been removed by police from the London Graduate Fair after peacefully protesting against BAE and Raytheon.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    It’s happened at last. Liam Fox, one of the most gung-ho militarists ever to occupy the post of Defence Secretary, has returned to the backbenches. All the excuses and half-truths his supporters could come up with have not saved him. But his departure will be largely pointless if we don’t learn a great deal from the Werrity scandal.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    Foreign Secretary William Hague has been accused of failing to respond adequately to criticism of arms sales to repressive regimes in the Middle East and north Africa.

  • 6 Oct 2011

    Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    I don’t claim to be an expert at making political predictions. Some of my predictions have been woefully off-course. But yesterday (26 September) I made what must surely be the most precise political prediction of my life.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    This week, I spoke about the arms trade at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party annual conference. I urged the Labour Party to move away from the enthusiasm for the arms trade that it has shown in the past and take a stand against the influence of arms companies within government.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    Shadow Trade Minister Wilf Stevenson has said it is "completely bonkers" that the Ministry of Defence lobbies for the interests of private arms companies.