Saferworld’s Warpod episode 2: Global Britain and the arms trade

Abigail Watson and Delina Goxho are joined by Roy Isbister and Elizabeth Kirkham from Saferworld’s Arms Unit, and the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood. Tobias Ellwood reflects on these issues from his perspective as Chair of the Defence Committee and member of the Committees on Arms Export Controls. They discuss the history of UK leadership on the arms trade, including its role in developing the Arms Trade Treaty. However, they discuss how the UK’s reputation is being unravelled by the devastating impact of arms sales to Saudi Arabia on the people of Yemen. 

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