Go Go Gadget Mark Thomas!

By Londonist_Laura Last edited 149 months ago
Go Go Gadget Mark Thomas!

No-one could ever accuse Mark Thomas of not speaking his mind, and it seems he's been a particularly busy boy recently:

"The Government has been accused of being "too passive" in its policing of weapons exports, after a comedian and arms trade campaigner uncovered evidence of stun guns being advertised on UK-based websites and leg-irons being offered at a London arms fair," reports today's Guardian:

The parliamentary committee which oversees weapons exports commended campaigning comedian Mark Thomas for his undercover work, which led to official warning letters being issued to a number of companies.

And it urged the Government to be more active in monitoring the internet for evidence of sites offering illicit weapons and torture equipment, warning that the world-wide web is increasingly being used as an "arms emporium".

It gives Ebay a whole different meaning, doesn't it?

Last Updated 03 August 2006