Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:43

UK arms deals obfuscating to hide reality of sales

Written by

A London-based professor of economics says the details of Britain’s weapons contracts are shrouded in secrecy “to hide the reality that the UK supplies arms to the most anti-democratic regimes.”

Professor Rodney Shakespeare believes, “The UK system of allegedly licensing the sales of arms is deliberately confusing and obfuscating, the purpose of which is to hide the reality that the UK supplies arms to the most gruesome, authoritarian, anti-democratic regimes in the world.”

His comments come as British lawmakers say the government is helping to conceal the scale of the country’s arms trade by encouraging the use of licenses, which obscure payments and those making the purchases from public view.

http://presstv.ir/Detail/2015/03/22/402969/UK-cagey-on-arms-sales-to-gruesome-states

Leave a comment

Supporting Independent Scottish Media

With all the goings on just now with the BBC and alleged copyrighted videos being the cause of the removal of a couple of independence supporter's accounts on youtube. I wonder what , or who is next? So it is important to show support for the Scottish independent media.

Below are RSS Feeds to some of the top websites. You can add them to your own Rss Feed Reader, or subscribe to their website for updates etc..

Wings Over Scotland

21 November 2019

The world's most-read Scottish politics website

SCOT goes POP!

21 November 2019

A pro-independence blog by James Kelly - voted one of Scotland's top 10 political websites.

Wee Ginger Dug

21 November 2019

Biting the hand of Project Fear

Random Public Journal

21 November 2019

News, opinion and analysis on the things that matter to you.
  • Mauled by a Lamb
    So, was Andrew, a “senior member of the royal family” involved in the sexual abuse of minors...
  • Joker | A Review
    Joker is not your typical superhero film. It is a beautiful and dark cinematic comment on what...
  • Little Bits of Britain
    Honestly, we didn’t think they thought like that – not really, and not so ordinarily. We had our...
  • Grievance Chimp
    There is a nagging suspicion in my mind that the impetus to abandon our grievances came from these...
  • Cheap and Meaningless
    In 1914 they began leaving the slums, taking the King’s shilling, to escape the dirt and the...
Back to Top