Britain’s Private War

BBC Scotland investigates the UK’s armed sector of the private security industry which is estimated to be worth, globally, as much as £400 billion. Where there’s conflict, there are contracts. This is a programme about the outsourcing of war, the deaths of former soldiers the public aren’t being told about and an unregulated industry which is getting rich in all our names.

In this film reporter Samantha Poling hears stories of how former servicemen are dying in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, whilst working under contract for the UK government, all of which is of course being payed for by tax payer.

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  • john john

    What a crock of Public Relations Bullshit. “Hey, we’re catching a lot of heat from the press about private contracting and outsourcing the war to companies that bwe take bribes from, not to mention the Black Water type mercenaries we pay HUGE amounts of Joe The Plumber’s tax money to kill innocent civilians….so find me a fucking good looking soft hearted guy who is not in it for the money!! And, let’s make a documentary about it to brainwash the people (sheeple) into believing that we are really good, too.

  • john john

    What a crock of Public Relations Bullshit. “Hey, we’re catching a lot of heat from the press about private contracting and outsourcing the war to companies that we take bribes from, not to mention the Black Water type mercenaries we pay HUGE amounts of Joe The Plumber’s tax money to kill innocent civilians….so find me a fucking good looking soft hearted guy who is not in it for the money!! And, let’s make a documentary about it to brainwash the people (sheeple) into believing that we are really good, too.

  • MarkW99

    I was in Baghdad in 07 and “gold rush” is an understatement. All cash, all the time. Hundreds of millions of euros came through that raggedy airport. I saw 2 million in one case. Crazy shit.

  • Above reproach

    Is it fair for journalists to dig dirt when they themselves are not whiter than white #greenm&mmugLondon