Thousands of civilians have died as a result of air strikes in the Yemen war [Image: EPA].

It’s good to know your judiciary has a solid immoral centre, isn’t it?

The judges said “closed material”, which had not been made public for national security reasons, “provides valuable additional support for the conclusion that the decisions taken by the secretary of state not to suspend or cancel arms sales to Saudi Arabia were rational”.

Do we believe them?

One wonders what this “closed material” was.

This Writer is much more inclined to agree with Rachael here:

Here’s the story, as the BBC reported it:

UK government arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, the High Court has ruled, after seeing secret evidence.

The court rejected campaigners’ claims ministers were acting illegally by not suspending weapon sales to the kingdom, which is fighting a war in Yemen.

The UN claims strikes on Houthi rebels caused thousands of civilian deaths.

The government said defence exports would continue to be reviewed but the Campaign Against the Arms Trade said an appeal against the ruling was planned.

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