The ‘jobs for generals’ scandal which erupted last October brought public attention to the so-called ‘revolving door’ between the defence sector and the Ministry of Defence in the UK. In this audio extra, BPP Managing Editor Mark Carrigan talks to author and campaigner Andrew Feinstein about the scandal and the broader issues surrounding defence procurement which it highlighted.
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Andrew Feinstein is a former ANC Member of Parliament in South Africa, a writer, campaigner and broadcaster. He is the author of “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade”which reveals the corruption and malfeasance at the heart of the global arms business, both formal and illicit. The Shadow World’ was short-listed for the Alan Paton Prize for Non-fiction. He was educated at King’s College Cambridge, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Cape Town. He has also spent time at the London School of Economics as a participant in that university’s Distinguished Visitors Programme and at the London Business School.