Which of the following does NOT need a UK licence?
A) Selling ice cream
B) Watching television
C) Running a private army
Yes, you guessed right – the answer is C!
Despite being accused of hundreds of human rights abuses in places like Iraq, UK private armies don’t need a licence to operate. Unregulated by the government and unaccountable to the public, these corporate mercenaries act with impunity in conflict zones across the world.