Every two years, the ExCel Centre in East London hosts an international arms fair, called ‘Defence and Security International’. A chance to ‘showcase the best of British defence technology’, and learn how to ‘deal with the complexity of the future operating environment’.
The future environment will indeed be more complex. Climate crisis creates population displacement, conflict over resources, uncertainty and fear. We could be leading the world on solutions to this. Instead, we celebrate our weapons of war.
I celebrate the Green Party’s opposition to this. We believe in waging peace, not war.
I celebrate the brave protestors once again risking arrest. I celebrate the ones who said no.
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