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MPs slam UK arms export 'mistakes'

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Ministers have been accused by MPs of misjudging the risk that British arms exports to countries such as Libya and Bahrain would be used to suppress their own people.

Sir John Stanley, chair of the Committee on Arms Export Controls, explains the concerns.

And Ben Wallace, MP for Wyre and Preston North, looks at the complexity of the arms trade.


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