03 Mar '15, 1pm

Anti-arms trade activists defend proposed #military cuts

Anti-arms trade activists defend proposed #military cuts

Anti-arms trade activists defend proposed military cuts Published time: March 03, 2015 13:15 Get short URL AFP Photo/Martin Hayhow Tags Air Force , Arms , Army , Austerity , Budget , Conflict , Employment , Military , NATO , Navy , Politics , Security , Terrorism , UK , War UK NGO Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) has blasted suggestions that a scaling down of the government’s substantial military equipment program would harm jobs and national security. The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that defense industry bosses were concerned about their future in light of dwindling defense budgets. CAAT media officer Andrew Smith told RT UK: “At £37 billion the UK has the sixth-highest military budget in the world. That is before you take into account the extra money that has been found to fight foreign wars.” He said comments like these were part of “a major lobbying exerc...

Full article: http://rt.com/uk/237129-uk-defence-sector-threat/

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