arms trade

  • 28 Nov 2011

    The UK government is demanding payment from Egypt for money loaned to Mubarak to help him to buy weapons. The money is claimed by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), a secretive unit of Vince Cable's Department for Business. It has a habit of backing arms deals and fossil fuels and creating unjust debt.

  • 31 Oct 2011

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign (www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/), to which Ekklesia is pleased to be affiliated, has done a fine job exposing the UK government's dodgy dealings with the former dictatorial regime in Egypt. The latest expose can be read here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15629

  • 31 Oct 2011

    The Department for Business is still demanding money from the Egyptian government to pay for loans made to ex-dictator Mubarak to allow him to buy arms.

  • 28 Oct 2011

    Churches have an important role to play in the lead-up to negotiations of a global treaty in 2012 to regulate the conventional arms trade.

  • 18 Oct 2011

    A group of people opposed to the arms trade have been removed by police from the London Graduate Fair after peacefully protesting against BAE and Raytheon.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    It’s happened at last. Liam Fox, one of the most gung-ho militarists ever to occupy the post of Defence Secretary, has returned to the backbenches. All the excuses and half-truths his supporters could come up with have not saved him. But his departure will be largely pointless if we don’t learn a great deal from the Werrity scandal.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    Foreign Secretary William Hague has been accused of failing to respond adequately to criticism of arms sales to repressive regimes in the Middle East and north Africa.

  • 6 Oct 2011

    Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    I don’t claim to be an expert at making political predictions. Some of my predictions have been woefully off-course. But yesterday (26 September) I made what must surely be the most precise political prediction of my life.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    This week, I spoke about the arms trade at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party annual conference. I urged the Labour Party to move away from the enthusiasm for the arms trade that it has shown in the past and take a stand against the influence of arms companies within government.