The Tory government is quietly sponsoring the world's largest arms fair

Exports to despots and dictatorships around the world have doubled since 2015. 

Recent public polling demonstrated that general public opinion, unsurprisingly, is against the sale of arms trade to despotic regimes. A survey in early 2017 showed that 71 per cent of adults surveyed in the UK were opposed to the sales of arms to countries with poor human rights records. In the snap general election, Labour, Scottish National Party, the Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Greens all ran on manifestos that opposed the sales of arms to Saudi Arabia. 

Yet the...
source: New Statesman