'Fallon the Foul': This defence secretary is more interested in selling arms to Saudi Arabia for humanitarian abuses, it seems.

‘Fallon the Foul’: This ‘defence’ secretary is more interested in selling arms to Saudi Arabia for humanitarian abuses, it seems.

That’s right. You paid £450 for Michael Fallon to attend a banquet in support of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, hours after MPs demanded an end to them.

Not only that, but the organisation involved subsequently said Fallon had provided “tremendous support” at the dinner.

Then he came back to Parliament and sat on the front bench during Prime Minister’s Questions, as though he was perfectly innocent.

It’s time we had a full account of the UK’s involvement in this brutal affair, and ‘Fallon the Foul’ should provide it.

Ministers were wined-and-dined by the arms trade at a £450-a-head banquet on Tuesday night just hours after MPs called for a halt to weapons sales to autocratic Saudi Arabia.

Parliament’s International Development Committee yesterday said the UK should suspend all arms sales to Saudi, which has been accused by the UN of targeting civilians and contributing to a “humanitarian disaster” in Yemen.

The same day MPs released their report calling for action against Saudi, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and other ministers attended the ADS trade association dinner at the Hilton.

The ADS Group, a trade body for the defence industry, said in a statement posted on social media that Mr Fallon had provided “tremendous support” for its operations at the dinner.

Source: Ministers wined-and-dined by arms trade hours after MPs demand ban on selling weapons to Saudi Arabia | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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