Tuesday, October 06, 2020

The Dealers in Death


The UK was the world's second-biggest arms exporter behind the United States over the past decade.

Orders worth £11 billion were won in 2019, (less than the £14bn sold in 2018) which the government said placed the UK ahead of Russia and France. Almost £100bn worth of contracts since 2010 included the sale of Typhoons to Saudi Arabia and missiles to Qatar.

The Campaign Against Arms Trade said the UK was "arming and supporting repression around the world".

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has ranked the UK as the sixth-biggest major arms exporter between 2015 and 2019.

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