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Is Britain guilty of war crimes? The arms industry's influence over UK foreign policy REVEALED - September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018 Season 1 Episode 12
GREEN FUTURE NEWS
Is Britain guilty of war crimes? The arms industry's influence over UK foreign policy REVEALED - September 17, 2018
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Is Britain guilty of war crimes? The arms industry's influence over UK foreign policy REVEALED - September 17, 2018
Sep 17, 2018 Season 1 Episode 12
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REVEALED: How British-made weapons are killing thousands of innocent civilians, including children, and fuelling what the UN is calling the world's worst humanitarian disaster
Show Notes
Is Britain guilty of war crimes? The United Nations says the humanitarian disaster in Yemen is the worst in the world. Britain could be partly responsible for the catastrophe that has seen thousands of people killed. The reason? The arms trade - and specifically Britain's murky deals with Saudi Arabia. We talk to Andrew Smith of Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) about how the UK government has licensed billions of pounds worth of arms sales - including missiles and fighter jets - that are being used indiscriminately by Saudi forces in the ongoing war in Yemen and which have hit schools, hospitals and even a busload of children. We also reveal how successive British governments have shut down investigations into corruption, the pernicious influence of arms traders over British foreign policy, and how Europe's largest arms dealer is said to have "the back door keys to Downing Street". Presenter: Eduardo Goncalves www.greenfuturenews.com facebook.com/greenfuturenews @greenfuturenews