arms trade

  • 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.

  • April 15, 2010

    The Serious Fraud Office remains under pressure over its controversial 'plea bargain' with the multinational arms company BAE Systems, despite the end of legal action.

  • March 29, 2010

    South African and Swedish church leaders have reiterated grave concerns that a 10-year-old arms deal that involved Sweden with South Africa threatens the fledgling African democracy.

  • March 29, 2010

    African religious leaders have called on their governments to back calls for a strong, comprehensive treaty against arms trading, with funds redirected to development.

  • March 13, 2010

    Not for the first time, the government and the Tories are fighting a phoney war over military spending.

  • March 2, 2010

    The High Court has granted an injunction prohibiting the director of the Serious Fraud Office from taking any further steps in its plea bargain settlement with BAE Systems.

  • February 26, 2010

    The High Court has been asked not to grant approval for a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) settlement with the arms company BAE Systems. Campaigners want a judicial review of the SFO's decision to drop investigations into the company.

  • February 25, 2010

    The Student Christian Movement (SCM) has welcomed the involvement of Christian students in a national day of action aimed at ending universities’ links with arms companies. They said "Jesus would oppose the arms trade”.

  • February 24, 2010

    Students across the UK will stage a day of action today aimed at “kicking the arms trade off campus”. The last year has seen demonstrations and occupations in protest at universities’ links to arms companies.

  • February 22, 2010

    Christian students from across Britain have prayed for courage to engage in activism and mission at the end of the annual conference of the Student Christian Movement (SCM), which took place in Derbyshire this weekend.