Chatter Episode 5 – Andrew Smith On UK Arms Sales and The Global Arms Trade

On today’s show, we are talking to Andrew Smith from Campaign Against Arms Trade. We wanted to talk to someone to put the UK’s impact on the global arms industry in context for us and lay out the arguments against selling arms to all corners of the globe.

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Resources

https://www.caat.org.uk/

http://www.stopwar.org.uk/index.php/news-comment/2162-britain-is-now-the-second-biggest-arms-dealer-in-the-world

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/05/british-arms-companies-buck-global-trend-and-see-increase-in-sales

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/saudi-arabia-arms-sales-yemen-war-uk-government-us-donald-trump-obama-aid-a7643066.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/10/uk-arms-exports-to-saudi-arabia-can-continue-high-court-rules

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/03/yemen-multibillion-dollar-arms-sales-by-usa-and-uk-reveal-shameful-contradiction-with-aid-efforts/

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