‘A petition signed by thousands has been delivered to the BBC calling for the removal of its new vice-chair, Roger Carr, because of his continued chairmanship of BAE Systems, Europe’s biggest arms company.
Delivered on Thursday morning by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), the petition was signed by 6,350 people with the aim of having Carr removed.
CAAT spokesman Andrew Smith said: “BAE Systems is Europe’s biggest arms company and has made its money through arming dictatorships and human rights abusers around the world.
“Carr is the public face of the company and is the last person who should be given the legitimacy of a role at the heart of public broadcasting.”’
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