There is no global system for dealing with unjust or unpayable debt. And where debt cancellation has happened in the past, it has come with damaging conditions which which often leads to an even worse economic situation. For many years, campaigners have been calling for a fair and transparent system for handling sovereign debt. In […]
It is now less than a year until the people of Scotland decide on their constitutional future. The debate presents an exciting opportunity for charities and campaigning organisations to reassert the importance of the issues they campaign on and put these at the forefront of parties’ concerns as the parties, politicians, and referendum campaigns themselves look to present their visions of a post-referendum Scotland. Jubilee Scotland has been thinking a lot about what the implications for international debt will be in either outcome and how its campaigns can move forward post-2014 be it in an independent Scotland or one which remains part of the United Kingdom.
The Clean Up Britain’s Exports (CUBE) coalition has brought out its second (summer) update for MPs, to keep representatives informed and championing the issue in the House of Commons.
The issue covers the scandal of UK arms exports to Argentina before the Falklands War, and the export of five Hawk Aircraft to the Mugabe administration between 1989 and 1992.