Image by tompage/flickr The BBC’s political editor is endorsing arms dealers.
On 28 January, arms dealers will dine in London. The BBC’s political editor, Nick Robinson, is booked to entertain them.
Dining with death
Representatives of the UK’s largest weapons manufacturers will attend the
“prestigious black tie event,” at the Hilton hotel in Park Lane.
They will include senior staff from
BAE Systems, proud to arm some of the world’s most repressive regimes, and Finmeccanica, currently being investigated for corruption in India.
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Arms dealers access to the site was somewhat impeded by the protest
Companies attending Wednesday’s ‘
Defence, Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportation’ event were greeted by queues trailing back along the A4174 as protesters blocked the UWE North Entrance. One gate was eventually locked and attendees forced to use other entrances.
Later, as they approached the building, attendees were accompanied to the door of UWE’s Exhibition and Conference Centre by protesters letting them know who would be attending the event; the likes of Raytheon (bombs in Iraq, missiles in Gaza), Babcock (nuclear submarines), Chemring (teargas used in the Arab Spring) and our good friends BAE Systems.
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Have arms dealers realised the error of their ways and sent themselves to the Tower of London in penance? Sadly it seems not.
Instead the Tower is to host “one of the most prominent events in the defence and security calendar”: a lavish £200-a-head dinner, organised by the London Chamber of Commerce (LCC).
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