Anger at David Cameron’s £100,000 trip to honour dead Saudi king

The government was criticised for its decision to fly the flag at Buckingham Palace at half mast as a mark of respect for King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in January. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

This underlines the Conservative Party’s ideas, not only about human rights but also about austerity – they tell us we have no money and then spend a fortune – of our cash – on aeroplane tickets.

Do EasyJet or Ryanair not run flights to Saudi Arabia? If not, then Cameron shouldn’t have gone.

He needs to learn about living within our means.

Environmental and human rights groups have expressed outrage that the UK taxpayer spent more than £100,000 sending David Cameron to Saudi Arabia to pay his respects following the death of its king in January.

The huge sum, which dwarfs the amount spent sending the prime minister on other trips overseas, is revealed in new information released by the Cabinet Office showing the cost of all the prime minister’s trips overseas between July 2014 and March 2015. They confirm that on 24 January Cameron and four others took a charter flight to Saudi Arabia “to pay condolences following death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz”. The total cost of the trip to the taxpayer was listed as £101,792. In contrast, Cameron and five others flew to Australia last November to attend the G20 meetings at a cost of £13,290.

Source: Anger at David Cameron’s £100,000 trip to honour dead Saudi king | World news | The Guardian

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5 thoughts on “Anger at David Cameron’s £100,000 trip to honour dead Saudi king

  1. Nick

    EasyJet or Ryanair don’t fly their all of Saudi is strictly controlled on who can fly there and are in the main these airlines only

    Emirates flights Air India flights
    Qatar Airways flights MEA flights
    Turkish Airlines flights Oman Air flights
    Lufthansa flights Jet Airways flights
    Etihad Airways flights Royal Jordanian flights

  2. wildswimmerpete

    Cameron’s trip is nothing more than a jolly at our expense, an excuse for a right royal p**s-up. Furthermore no-one in their right mind should be feting that despotic regime.

  3. markg

    This is one example out of millions that shows the Tory’s are narcissistic sociopathic scum. When big money is involved, human rights, democracy and compassion don’t exist. Austerity is the dream made up by the Tory’s to keep the poor down even more. Civil disturbances are just round the corner and I personally think the Tory’s want this so they can bring in more dictatorial laws in. Paranoid, Just look at what these Nazis in suits are doing to our democracy and people of this country. WAKE UP

  4. Dez

    What no aeroflot? Shame. Hoorays don’t do cheap when the lesser populations taxation will pay for their creature comforts. Luv em.

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