Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weapons of mass destruction on sale in Newham!

Great to see that Chris Smith, Green party GLA candidate for the City and East constituency, which encompasses Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham and City of London, has called on the Mayor of Newham to ban the largest arms fair in the world - held at the ExCel centre in Docklands (London borough of Newham). The Fair which opened yesterday continues to run year on year despite opposition from local people.

According to an interactive map on the Campaign Against the Arms Trade web site, Atkins Global, a firm which has an office in Addiscombe, exhibits at the Fair.

I briefly met the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, at Newham's Under The Stars.
He took the trouble to press the flesh of as many festival goers as possible on that damp night. Some got closer than others!
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