Britain has stepped up arms exports to one of the worst human rights abusers on the American continent, figures reveal.
Since 2006, Mexico has engaged in a brutal “dirty war” against its people, killing 120,000, disappearing over 23,000, and displacing as many as 1.6 million. Yet in 2015, British arms sales to the country skyrocketed.
The Government’s Housing and Planning Bill, now passing through Parliament, will exacerbate the UK’s housing crisis – forcing tenants out of homes, raising rents, undermining security of tenure and devastating what remains of social housing. Earlier today (Tuesday 5 January 2016), I joined demonstrators outside the House of Commons for Kill The Housing Bill, to hear what they had to say.