Category - caat

  • 1 Oct 2009

    The arms company BAE Systems will be charged with corruption after years of allegations and controversy. The Serious Fraud Office has asked the attorney-general to initiate prosecution on charges of multimillion pound bribery.

  • 29 Sep 2009

    The Conservatives' shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, is facing strong criticism for suggesting that a Tory government would increase financial and political support for arms exports despite the party's commitment to spending cuts in other areas.

  • 12 Sep 2009

    The American satirist Tom Lehrer said that satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was given the Nobel Peace Prize “for bombing Cambodia”.

  • 10 Sep 2009

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has drawn criticism for making comments supportive of the arms industry. He suggested on BBC television that Britain should be proud of being “particularly good at manufacturing tanks”.

  • 9 Sep 2009

    Two members of the Catholic Worker movement, including a priest, have been arrested at the London arms fair. They poured red paint over an entrance sign before kneeling in prayer beneath a banner asking God to forgive arms dealers.

  • 8 Sep 2009

    London’s arms fair has opened this morning to a wave of protest and criticism. Protestors have demonstrated both outside the fair and at the offices of UKTI, the government unit through which the arms fair is subsidised.

  • 7 Sep 2009

    Iconic London Routemaster buses bedecked with anti-arms trade messages and an "ant-arms trade fayre" will be among highlights of Campaign Against Arms Trade's protests against the London arms fair in September.

  • 28 Aug 2009

    The UK is booked to attend a major arms fair in Libya, despite the controversy around the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

  • 1 Aug 2009

    Officials from the UK Government's arms export agency have met with military representatives from China, despite the fact that the country is still subject to a European Union military embargo.

  • 24 Jul 2009

    Claims about the economic benefits of the arms industry have been grossly exaggerated, according to evidence highlighted by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). They are challenging the argument that the industry is good for British jobs.