Britain is ready to lend to buyers of their weapons

Britain is ready to lend to buyers of their weapons

In an era of economic instability, which, unfortunately, has plunged the whole world once again, each country is intensely seeking sources to fill its own budget. And if someone focuses on natural resources, someone on technology, then the UK puts on trade weapons.


For these purposes, according to The Guardian, the United Kingdom is creating a new fund in the amount of one billion pounds, designed to lend to all who wish to purchase weapons of British manufacture. Moreover, the call for its acquisition is made primarily for the countries of the "third world". The arms trade should, according to the UK government, become one of the main sources of filling the country's budget. The formation of a special team of specialists in London to promote the defense industry's goods indicates that his intentions are more than serious.

It could not do without the Department of export loans (Export Finance), whose activities affect almost all areas of the world market relating to the UK. It is Export Finance that will be the controlling body of the new fund. The “bundle”, we must pay tribute, will turn out to be excellent: more than solid experience on the part of Export Finance and the finances of the fund will help the United Kingdom to make a serious breakthrough in this area by “benefiting” those countries where these products are still then no reason. And also to increase supplies to where it is already abundant. At the same time, once again confirm their leadership in the global arms trade market.

From 2008 to 2018, the United Kingdom was assigned the second line in the list of the largest arms suppliers in the world in all specialized ratings. Its market share was 19%. During the mentioned period, the Middle East received most of the weapons. In 2010, Great Britain relied on the so-called non-free countries, which, according to the Freedom in the World report, number 51 in the world. 39 of them became buyers of British weapons, as well as 22 countries in which, according to the British government, " it was worth particularly focusing on human rights issues. ” It's a strange thing, but the advocates of democracy did not impose sanctions on such countries for violating democratic values, but concluded extremely beneficial arms contracts.

The statistics compiled by the British Investment Trading Service are impressive: according to them, the number of weapons that the United Kingdom has “benefited” the world in over a ten-year period is significantly higher than that sold by China, Russia or France at the same time. From the leading positions of Great Britain, it was not possible to move only the United States of America, tenaciously holding the palm of primacy in this area.

Information about London’s plans after Brexit to turn its own military-industrial complex into the main donor of the economy was made public and hit the pages of the British media through the efforts of activists of the local organization CAAT (“The Movement Against the Arms Trade”). One of its members, Andrew Smith, claims, in particular, that their implementation will "for many years contribute to cruelty and violence" throughout the world, especially in the Middle East. As an example, he cites the "devastating effect" of deliveries of British military aircraft and missile and bomb weapons to them, which are subsequently used by the Saudi Air Force against Yemen.

Let’s be realistic: members of the SAAT who are trying to “torpedo” the militaristic decisions of the British government with their actions are unlikely to somehow influence this situation. In the same way, they protested against the “trade in death" five years ago and earlier - with practically no result. In the current conditions of the most severe financial crisis, which is beginning before the very eyes of the world, the chances of Britain giving up such a profitable business, no matter what the “outraged public” says, are completely nil.
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  1. Victor_B 30 March 2020 10: 39 New
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    No, well, the Britons can lend their weapons to anyone.
    Oh god How much stink from our liberals about our loan to Turkey on the S-400 ...
    And Venezuela’s loan for weapons is generally a complete bum! (But now she has already paid most of the loans)
    The fact that it is possible for the arrogant Saxons, in the opinion of our liberda, is in no way impossible for Russia!
    1. Lannan Shi 30 March 2020 12: 04 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      Oh god How much stink from our liberals about our loan to Turkey on the S-400 ...

      Umm ... Are you one of those who yells - our boy-turkey, Russian and Turkish brothers forever, Erdogan is our faithful ally, will we give him the best that we have? Laponka. Actually, we didn’t s-400 with someone there, but with the enemy, the worst of all our enemies. With whom we cut since the 16th century.
      Quote: Victor_B
      And Venezuela’s loan for weapons is generally a complete bum!

      A full zashkvar is not exactly a loan for weapons to Venezuela, but a loan in general. This small but proud country, from which more than 5% of the population has shed over 10 years, owes the world more than 160 yards. And the return of Russia's debts is in question even at prices of 100+ per barrel. At 50, and even more so 25, a return is in principle impossible. Simply put, they didn’t sell weapons, but rather stupidly presented.
      Quote: Victor_B
      What you can naglosaksam

      Laponka .... That's when the British begin to rumble with dynamite from Iraq, and on loan, and give tanks to some Somalis who have 3 bananas in their souls, and not for everyone, but for the whole. country, then we'll talk about what and to whom it is possible.
      For all that, even if the British even write off their debts to someone, they will get such a bunch of preferences that it would be easier to commit suicide against the “beneficent” fact. For faster and less painful than feeding a benefactor for centuries. But Russia .... Well, forgiven the debts of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. IIIiii ???? What did you get from this RF? Well, except - thanks to everyone, and now we go nafig. Sound our profit from this beneficence. It will be the same with other Venezueloturts. For thinking longer than a month in advance, our rulers, in principle, do not know how. Dot.
      1. Lopatov 30 March 2020 12: 27 New
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        Quote: Lannan Shi
        Actually, we didn’t s-400 with someone there, but with the enemy, the worst of all our enemies. With whom we cut since the 16th century.

        Exactly.
        But apparently, it doesn’t reach everyone why. Although it is not particularly difficult ...

        Quote: Lannan Shi
        A full zashkvar is not exactly a loan for weapons to Venezuela, but a loan in general.

        Well, of course. After all, it was not the British who gave
        Laponka, tell you why the Germans to Israel did not just build submarines on credit, but built the first two for free, the rest paying half to a third of the cost And thought it was profitable for themselves (!!!)

        Quote: Lannan Shi
        Sound our profit from this beneficence.

        Jobs in the defense industry. Specialists who are not lost ....
        1. Lannan Shi 30 March 2020 12: 44 New
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          Quote: Spade
          Although it is not particularly difficult ...

          Shareholders want to eat. And there is nothing to eat. Throw out of the budget. Everything is simple.
          Quote: Spade
          Tell you why the Germans Israel submarines

          In fact, when / if a BP comes, the Israeli and German submarines will work on the same goals. With a probability of about 95 percent. But the Russian and Venezuelan are unlikely. Notice. The Germans did not give submarines neither China nor Cuba.
          Quote: Spade
          Jobs in the defense industry. Specialists who are not lost ....

          Our army is equipped with 100% new? Only reserves are in reserve and a miserable bunch of obsolete T-90s are actively sawing on ferrous metal? A hundred newest destroyers and frigates are rusting at the pier, awaiting mobilization? I don’t know something important about our army and navy? If it is so necessary to preserve specialists and production, can it supply its military, and not all Papuans? Money will be lost anyway, but an extra hundred new tanks are more useful in the RF Armed Forces than in the hands of any Papuans. And yes. There is no money for the implementation of the state program for the purchase of weapons, but there is money for Venezuela. Rodless cosmopolitanism, in its purest form.
          Dixi.
          1. Lopatov 30 March 2020 12: 58 New
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            Quote: Lannan Shi
            Shareholders want to eat.

            When the Israelis, with great risk to their lives, stole the radar from the Egyptians, too, “the shareholders wanted to eat”?
            By the way, the state is the sole shareholder of Almaz-Antey.

            Quote: Lannan Shi
            Israeli and German submarines will work on the same goals

            Burning .... Geography on the globe of Ukraine or on a pack of Kazbek?

            Quote: Lannan Shi
            Our army is equipped with 100% new?

            You don’t know.

            And we have enough machine guns, modernized S-125, BTR-80 and T-72 tanks.
  2. knn54 30 March 2020 10: 46 New
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    Get away with a loan will not work. Today, many require a joint venture, technology transfer. Are the British ready for this?
  3. askort154 30 March 2020 10: 59 New
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    Britain is ready to lend to buyers of their weapons

    The English "know-how" in the arms trade is the "weapon mortgage."
    1. Zoldat_A 30 March 2020 12: 20 New
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      Quote: askort154
      Britain is ready to lend to buyers of their weapons

      The English "know-how" in the arms trade is the "weapon mortgage."

      One directly recalls itself:
      - Alexander Ibn Ivanovich, if in two days we don’t get decent food, I will revolt any tribes. Honestly! I will appoint myself an authorized prophet and declare a holy war, jihad. For example, Denmark. Why did the Danes torture their prince Hamlet? Under the current political situation, even the League of Nations will be satisfied with such an occasion for war. By God, I’ll buy a million rifles from the British - they like to sell firearms to the tribes, - and a march to Denmark. Germany will miss - at the expense of reparations. Imagine the tribal invasion of Copenhagen? Ahead of all, I am on a white camel. Oh! There is no panic! He would have a Danish goose! ..
  4. rotmistr60 30 March 2020 11: 00 New
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    As far as I know, the UK is not even one of the five major countries exporting (selling) weapons. The seats are distributed as follows: USA, Russia, France ... The UK is in 6th place with 4,5% of the market share. So it turns out that wanting does not mean being able to. They plan to give loans to buy their weapons - well, the main thing is not to pay extra for the purchase.
    1. Lopatov 30 March 2020 12: 15 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      As far as I know, the UK is not even one of the five major countries exporting (selling) weapons.

      Thanks to the Americans and others ...
      In general, "BAE Systems" in theory is British ...
  5. sanik2020 31 March 2020 12: 34 New
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    The dagger is good for the one who has it and the bad one, for the one who will not be at the right moment.