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Nothing new in the corruption behind the UK government’s ‘arms for dictators’ scandal | Stop the War Coalition

This collusion between business and politics that ignores human rights is more than a political scandal, or an embarrassment: it should be treated as a serious violation of the law.

The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news today, with the Independent’s splash on an ‘arms for dictators’ scandal. A parliamentary report by the Committees on Arms Export Controls raised a few eyebrows, but the embarrassment of the government approving arms sales to 25 out of 27 of the countries blacklisted as human rights abusers will soon vanish.

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