Britain sent sniper rifles to Gaddafi

Britain approved the export of sniper rifles to Libya just months before marksmen began murdering protesters in Tripoli. standard

Arms dealer's wife donated to Conservative Party

The Conservatives received a £300,000 gift from the wife of a billionaire former arms dealer caught up in the furore that forced a Cabinet minister's resignation.

Details of the donation emerged as David Cameron neared the end of a tour of the Gulf in which he was forced to defend weapons sales to authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. independent