Thornberry: overhaul our wild arms exports



Shadow foreign secretary pledges change to secretive licensing system
LABOUR will overhaul the way decisions are made on arms sales, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry pledged yesterday.
Ms Thornberry said that decision-making on export licences was subjective and “shrouded in secrecy.”
Ministers are also vulnerable to lobbyists, she told the Labour conference.
She said that Labour would fully implement the International Arms Trade Treaty and set clear rules, tests and criteria for decisions.
Objective assessment of evidence and expert advice would also be taken into account and... read more

 
26 September 2017 in Sport, Views: 51
Source: Morning Star
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