Blood money marks Britain as world’s second-largest arms exporter | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Blood money marks Britain as world’s second-largest arms exporter

Blood money filtering in from select Middle East Arab states has helped the United Kingdom reclaim its place as the world's second-largest arms exporter.

The latest figures from the UK's Department for International Trade (DIT) revealed record defence orders worth 14 billion pounds ($17bn) in 2018, up from nine billion pounds ($11bn) in 2017 and the highest since 1983, with nearly 80% of the money filtering in from select Middle East Arab states embroiled in illegal wars against Yemen and Syria.

The data ranks the UK as the largest arms exporter in the world, after the US, with Russia and France coming in at third and fourth place, respectively.

‘Campaign Against Arms Trade’, CAAT, a UK-based organisation working to end the international arms trade, said the figures “exposed the rank hypocrisy at the heart of UK foreign policy. The government claims to stand for human rights and democracy, but it is arming and supporting repressive regimes and dictatorships around the world.”

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