The Campaign Against Arms Trade says that the presence of military delegations from repressive regimes and countries in conflict at next week's Farnborough Air Show makes a mockery of the system of arms export controls.
In a potential breakthrough, a former agent of the arms company BAE Systems has been charged with corruption offences. The news has been welcomed by the Campaign Against Arms Trade, who say that the truth must come out in court.
The head of the multinational arms company BAE Systems has provoked criticism with a dismissive comment about the Haddon-Cave Report into the deaths of 14 members of the UK armed forces in a Nimrod aircraft.
The arms trade is undermining democracy in countries around the globe, according to Andrew Feinstein, a former MP in South Africa, who was nicknamed “Mr Clean” by the media for his determination to investigate corruption.