Vile Saudi Arabian prisons contract dropped due to efforts of blogger

It is due to the efforts of the blogger we know as Jack of Kent that the Conservative Government’s reprehensible £5.9 million Saudi prisons contract was ditched. He deserves a huge amount of praise.

Thanks are also due to David Hencke for publicising this fact.

Now, why are people talking up Tory ratbag Michael Gove?

The Cabinet revolt that ended the £5.9m contract bid by the now doomed Just Solutions International – the commercial arm of the Ministry of Justice – is to be welcomed.

Justice Secretary  Michael Gove’s decision to press home ending this deal over the head of Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, and initially, David Cameron, is the only morally acceptable case. Britain could not be seen helping a country that uses public beheadings, floggings and crucifixion as a routine part of its justice system.

When I first saw the disclosure of the deal in a routine half yearly report of the Ministry of Justice laid before Parliament I had no idea we had a commercial arm of the ministry, let alone that we had already done deals with Oman and Macedonia and were bidding for a Saudi contract.

Thanks to the work of lawyer David Allen Green – known as Jack O’Kent on Twitter- who has assiduously followed this issue since -Downing Street has become embarrassed – and finally thrown in the towel. You can follow him on the JackofKentblog

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7 thoughts on “Vile Saudi Arabian prisons contract dropped due to efforts of blogger

  1. Michael Broadhurst

    even though its the right thing to do,how hypocritical of this govt to be telling another country about human rights when they’re trying to do away with ours.
    how two faced can they get ?
    this really is a diabolical govt in everything its doing.
    i wonder how many are regretting voting Tory now ?

  2. mohandeer

    At least one hypocrisy of the UK government has been exposed thanks to social media. This means that the alternative media is getting through. We just need a lot more people (even on social media) to work towards exposing successive government’s lies to make the changes so many of us want to see. Well done Mike for posting David Allen Green’s work.

  3. jeffrey davies

    Human rights are out the window when they see cash involved greedy lot of ministers and mps

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