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Incoming government: stop exporting death and destruction in the name of defence and security

Proud to be British?

yemen bombedBritain shares moral responsibility for the cowardly bombing of a country Saudi Arabia has long sought to control. Almost 1,000 people have died and as many as 150,000 have been displaced by the conflict.

The FT’s shockingly bland description of this action is: “the oil-rich Sunni kingdom’s emerging strategy of using its military superiority”, arms industry-speak.

Houthi leaders say they will not negotiate an end to what seems to be a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran until:

  • Saudi-led attacks end
  • The US–Saudi naval blockade is lifted and
  • political dialogue is resumed under the sponsorship of the UN.

Arms promotion tours planned by the current government’s UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation

arms tour 15-16Information supplied on the government’s UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation website in February was graphically presented by the able alert, energetic campaigners against the arms trade. See further disturbing information on their website.

And amid the slaughter and mayhem, Britain and other arms exporters ‘laugh all the way to the bank’