Today’s arms fair in Farnborough is just the latest in a string of weapons festivals taking place across Britain – revealing the huge power of the war industry, as well as its cosy relationship with government.
For people in Afghanistan, the war has been a catastrophe, leaving thousands dead and many more displaced. For the global arms industry, it’s been an opportunity to profit.
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Defence was revealed to be underreporting civilian casualties in Yemen. It’s no surprise – the British government is complicit in a humanitarian disaster, and is trying to cover its tracks.