Category - Bae systems

  • July 14, 2015

    Almost 3000 people have signed a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, calling on him to sever Church of England ties with the arms industry.

  • November 7, 2013

    As has been widely reported, BAE Systems is to cut 1,775 jobs at English and Scottish shipyards, with the complete closure of shipbuilding in Portsmouth and the loss of 835 jobs will be lost at yards in Govan and Scotstoun, on the River Clyde in Glasgow, at Rosyth in Fife, and at the firm's Filton office, near Bristol. This is tragic for all negatively impacted.

  • October 10, 2013

    CND has welcomed a new report which lays bare the financing of nuclear weapons. 'Don’t Bank on the Bomb'.

  • April 23, 2013

    Campaigners are calling on the government to stop using unmanned aerial vehicles or 'drones', as Britain prepares to start controlling them from a domestic base.

  • December 13, 2012

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has welcomed the findings of a "timely and significant" report into the Trident Alternatives Review and the future of Barrow.

  • May 13, 2011

    Earlier this week, the universities minister David Willetts rushed to deny suggestions that the government would allow elite universities to sell off super-expensive extra places to wealthy students. But the furore led to another proposal receiving very little attention - the suggestion that private companies and charities should be allowed to fund their own university places.

  • December 21, 2010

    In a groundbreaking development, a judge in London has insisted that arms giant BAE Systems appears to have benefited from corrupt payments in Tanzania.

  • September 20, 2010

    Arms companies including BAE Systems are facing sharp criticism for the growth of robotic weapons that allow operators to kill people thousands of miles away.

  • September 9, 2010

    Arms firm BAE is facing embarrassment after announcing the loss of 1,000 jobs. BAE had defended a recent arms deal with India by saying it would protect UK jobs.

  • April 17, 2010

    The Tory Shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has today attacked Nick Clegg's criticism of the Trident nuclear weapons system, insisting that Trident renewal is necessary because the country faces “real threats”. He is right that Britain faces real threats – he just hasn't explained how Trident would be useful against any of them.