UK banking giant Barclays provides billions of pounds worth of investment, loans, and financial services to arms companies, including Elbit Systems, known to be supplying Israel with weapons used to repress the Palestinian people.
The UK Government has approved export licences for weapons to Israel used in militarised repression against Palestinians. This means that the UK is providing material support for Israel’s illegal use of force.
Updated September 2021
The UK has spent two centuries growing rich from industrialisation driven by fossil fuels, making it the sixth highest emitter of greenhouse gases of all time and the fifth richest economy in the world.