Cut Arms Trade Subsidies, Not Education.
The UK government support for the arms trade includes subsidies to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds, which means that far from benefiting financially from the arms trade, the UK taxpayer is funding it. The exact amount of the subsidy is difficult to gauge, due to the lack of official information as well as debates around methodologies, but CAAT’s 2004 estimate was that the government subsidy for arms exports totalled around £900 million.
This is why Bristol Against Arms Trade support’s the student’s third national day of action, Sunday 12pm, College Green, Bristol. Cut Arms Trade Subsidies, Not Education.
The decision was taken to hold this third national day of action on a SUNDAY so that parents, younger students, trade unionists and other supporters of the campaign who aren’t able to join us on the walkouts can take part.