Arms Trade Lobbying Portal

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A guide to the lobbyists, politicians and ex-civil servants working with the arms trade

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How the arms trade lobby works

This portal examines the political influence and lobbying by the arms and securities industries in the UK and beyond.

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The arms trade revolving door

Many retired top military brass, politicians and government officials go on to work in the arms and security industries. Below is a snapshot of some who've snapped up lucrative jobs. SEE FULL LIST OF PROFILES.

Arms trade lobbyists

Military Revolvers





Former ministers and politicians

Arms trade lobbying

Arms trade fairs

Political access



Essential resources

Visit CAAT's arms trade political influence browser to see hundreds more revolving door profiles and meetings between government and the arms trade
Campaign Against the Arms Trade's Political Influence Database is an excellent comprehensive resource which tracks those going through the revolving door and their meetings with government. Many Powerbase arms trade lobbying profiles are linked to CAAT's database (and vice versa).

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