• October 18, 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.

  • October 14, 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.

  • September 27, 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.

  • September 27, 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.

  • September 27, 2011

    Shadow Trade Minister Wilf Stevenson has said it is "completely bonkers" that the Ministry of Defence lobbies for the interests of private arms companies.

  • September 13, 2011

    The London arms fair has opened to a storm of controversy, with protests outside Parliament, the offices of arms companies and at the gates to the event itself.

  • September 11, 2011

    Two NGOs have expressed alarm that the arms company BAE Systems will this week showcase a new “autonomous” military drone at the London arms fair.

  • August 31, 2011

    Representatives of the arms industry and UK government are to speak at a seminar that extols the sale of arms to repressive regimes in the Middle East.

  • August 17, 2011

    The Student Christian Movement have warned that an increase in private sponsorship of university places may lead to undue influence from corporations.

  • July 19, 2011

    Multinational arms firm BAE Systems was grilled by MPs over the methods by which it proposes to pay almost £30 million to the people of Tanzania.