"The longstanding British position is clear: We will not issue licences where we judge there is a clear risk that the proposed export might provoke or prolong regional or internal conflicts, or which might be used to facilitate internal repression."
"The British position is clear" baloney...more statements for public consumption,while Janus counts his gold. From Bull's super gun to Iraq (he was murdered in suspicious circumstances) to sales to both sides in the Iraq/Iran war,the sales to Saudi Arabia,kickbacks and reselling,the Brits know that end-user certificates are not worth the ink they are written with. "might be used" = are being used,just do not admit it,blame the "system" or the 'licensee'? not the policy.The Brits are past masters at repression,we just use proxies to amass the data,as Curtis has written about,on many occasions.