campaign against arms trade

  • 26 Apr 2012

    A Quaker has interrupted a speech by Business Secretary Vince Cable to deliver his own impromptu speech against the government’s support for the arms industry.

  • 19 Apr 2012

    Two of the leading candidates for Mayor of London have pledged to use their powers to prevent the London arms fair taking place again if they are elected.

  • 12 Apr 2012

    David Cameron has included arms dealers in his delegation as he tours Asia, saying he is happy to sell arms to countries including Indonesia.

  • 11 Apr 2012

    The thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War took a bizarre twist this week. It emerged that the UK is still demanding repayment from the Argentine government for money they borrowed in 1979 – with which they bought weapons to invade the Falklands.

  • 12 Jan 2012

    NGOs that monitor the arms trade say the European Union's latest report on arms exports was deliberately released without publicity at a quiet time of the year.

  • 3 Jan 2012

    2012 will see the UK government sending arms sales delegations to countries who use violent repression against protestors

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.