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It’s show time for Bristol’s arms industry

Originally published in the Bristol Cable

Bristol arms companies will be promoting themselves in Cardiff on 28th March.

Several arms companies operating in Bristol will be attending an ‘arms fair’ in Cardiff next Tuesday (28th). The event, known as DPRTE – Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability – will take place in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena and a protest is planned outside. Continue reading

Blurring the boundary: Cardiff event links Whitehall to arms trade

Shoal Collective investigates the links between the weapons business and the UK government.

Campaigners have announced a day of protest against a controversial Cardiff event which they say “totally blurs the boundary between government and the arms trade”.

DPRTE (Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability) is to be held at the Motorpoint Arena on Tuesday 28 March. Although it bills itself as “the UK’s leading defence procurement event”, opponents insist it is an arms fair. Continue reading