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Following protests over British arms sales to Libya, the police have warned government departments to be prepared for further demonstrations.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has sparked sharp criticism with his defence of his government's role in selling arms to the Middle East.
On Friday 18 February 2011, a former defence minister sat beside me in a Sky News studio and insisted that the Bahraini government is not an oppressive regime. Hours later, Bahraini troops opened fire on unarmed demonstrators.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade has condemned the government's reaction to revelations about UK arms exports to Bahrain and Libya.
There has been an outraged response to news that the UK has licensed sales of crowd control weapons to regimes that are violently suppressing peaceful protests.
Barack Obama and David Cameron have said that Egypt must move rapidly towards free elections and democracy. It's a shame that this point didn't occur to them when they were selling weapons to Mubarak.
The Green Party has opposed a boycott of the census, which is partly run by an arms company, despite disagreement within the Greens' own ranks.
European Union (EU) countries including the UK are facing criticism for their arms sales to the Mubarak regime in Egypt.
Sylvia Boyes, 67, has begun a fourteen-day prison sentence following her nonviolent action against the Trident nuclear weapons system.