Britain Worries EU Ban on Palm Oil Could Harm BAE Arms Sales

Emails show British officials are concerned that an EU vote to ban palm oil over its role in rainforest destruction could affect BAE Sytems arms sales to Malaysia, a major palm oil exporter.

An RAF Typhoon, made by BAE systems over Penang Island in Malaysia, November 2011. (Photo: Geoff Lee/BAE)

British government officials warned a proposed EU ban on palm oil in biofuels could harm UK defence sales to Malaysia, specifically Typhoon fighter jets, according to government emails obtained by Unearthed. The correspondence reveals that the British high commission in Kuala Lumpur even expected Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to lobby

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New Report Reveals Involvement of 7,000 UK Personnel in Saudi-Led Bombing of Yemen

While criticism leveled against the U.K. government for its involvement in Yemen has focused on the country’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, newly published government documents reveal that the U.K.’s complicity in the conflict runs much deeper.

British military personell and employees of BAE systems pose with Saudi Air Force pilots in front of a British-made Typhoon.

LONDON – While criticism leveled against the U.K. government for its involvement in Yemen has focused on the country’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, newly published government documents reveal that the U.K.’s complicity in the conflict runs much deeper. The documents were made public in a newly published paper titled “UK Personnel Supporting the

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UK Weapons Peddlers Pay ‘Pitiful’ Tax On Vast Saudi Arms Sale Profits

A new report says arms firms, including BAE Systems, made more than $775bn in first two years of Yemen war but paid just $40m in tax.

A protestor dressed as Queen Elizabeth II is watched by the police at the Mall, London, during the state visit of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. A small group of protestors chanted slogans and waved banners highlighting the countries human rights record and the financial scandal over the his countries contract with British company BAE. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)

The UK arms industry has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in profits from its dealings with Saudi Arabia during the conflict in Yemen, but the UK government has received just $40m of corporation tax, a new report says. The report, released by children’s charity War Child, claims that corporations, including BAE systems and Raytheon,

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Revealed: British Firms Paid $60 Billion By Obama’s Pentagon

Between 2009 and the end of 2015, total spending by the Department of Defense (DoD) on goods and services from the private sector at large was more than $2.3 trillion.

The first Astute class nuclear submarine is rolled out at the BAE Systems production plant in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, Friday June 8, 2007.

British companies have earned more than $60 billion from US military contracts since President Obama came to power eight years ago, a Bureau analysis of Pentagon spending has found. As the Bureau exclusively revealed on Sunday, controversial UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger received over half a billion dollars to run a top secret

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