Weapons supplied by the UK have been used against democracy protesters in the Middle East and North Africa. This is NOT OK
Yet the UK still spends public money on persuading some of the world's worst human rights abusers and most unstable regimes to buy weapons. This is NOT OK.
Even as public services are cut, £700 million is wasted on subsidising arms exports every year – enough to fund 33,000 newly qualified nurses. This is NOT OK.
In September 2011, the government helped organise a massive arms fair in London, inviting 14 authoritarian regimes to shop for weapons. The arms fair is due to return in 2013. This is NOT OK.