After years of political lobbying at the highest levels, BAe Systems and the US and UK authorities have dropped their long-running investigations into bribery and corruption related to arms contracts: here.
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and The Corner House have requested a judicial review of a recent plea bargain that would let arms manufacturer BAE Systems off the hook for alleged bribery in several European and African countries.
Arms giant BAE Systems has pleaded poverty, claiming that its profits had been torpedoed by the loss of a key US contract and the cost of a recent plea bargain to settle corruption charges.
BAE Systems shipyard closures in UK threaten nearly 2,000 jobs: here.
- BAE Systems to cut UK shipyards jobs (bbc.co.uk)
- Union to hear shipbuilders’ fate (bbc.co.uk)
- BAE Systems shipyard jobs in Glasgow ‘under threat’ (itv.com)
- D-Day for the shipyards: 835 workers set to go at Govan as BAE Systems announces potential 1775 job losses (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- BAE Systems to axe 1,775 UK jobs and end shipbuilding in Portsmouth (thejournal.co.uk)
- Glasgow shipyard job losses: BAE Systems to cut more than 1000 UK jobs with Govan and Scotstoun being hit (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- VIDEO: BAE to cut 1,000 shipyard jobs (bbc.co.uk)
- Portsmouth dockyard: Union officials to hear results of negotiations with BAE Systems on planned job cuts (mirror.co.uk)