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More than 4 in 5 British adults say tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong even if legal, concludes a new ComRes poll for Christian Aid and ActionAid.
New government figures collated by CAAT show that the UK approved £7 million worth of military licences to Israel during the six months prior to the recent bombing of Gaza.
A Foreign Affairs Committee report published today (27 November) criticises the government for “set[ting] a dangerous precedent” in its public position on drones.
CND has criticised the Government for signing a £37 million contract for Trident missile launchers more than a year before a Parliamentary vote on replacement of the system.
Christian Aid has welcomed the UK Government’s pledge to commit £720 million to the Green Climate Fund.
A High Court judge has said that a victim of UK rendition and torture can proceed with his claims against the British Government.
The UK Government has admitted defeat in court over its claims that a renditions case could not be heard for fear of embarrassing the US.
Leading human rights NGOs have warned that Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee is “not…adequate” for investigating the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture.
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has welcomed the United States’ decision to join the majority of the world’s states at a landmark conference on nuclear weapons next month.