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Sadiq Khan tells organisers of London arms fair to cancel event and not come back

Jon Stone - The Independent

Sadiq Khan has told the organisers of an arms fair due to take place in London next month to “reconsider” their event and not come back to the city.

In letters seen by The Independent, the mayor said the fair’s presence in London was insulting to people who had escaped violence and made London their home, and that it threatened investment in the city’s Docklands, as…

He argued that the capital was “home to many people who have fled conflict and suffered as a consequence” of weapons “like those exhibited at DSEI”.

“For it to be used as a marketplace for those who wish to trade in weapons to some countries that…

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