David Cameron observes work on a Eurofighter Typhoon during a visit to BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire [Image: Martin Rickett/PA].

David Cameron is on the wrong side of this argument and doesn’t even know it.

In the middle of the noise of the EU referendum and the row over his idiotic comments about Jeremy Corbyn, this is perhaps the most damning indictment against him.

He simply doesn’t understand why his supply of arms to Saudi Arabia – which that country appears to have used against Yemen – is wrong.

David Cameron has boasted of his efforts to help sell “brilliant things” such as Eurofighter Typhoons to Saudi Arabia on the day the European parliament voted for an arms embargo on the country over its bombardment of Yemen.

The prime minister talked of the UK government’s role in selling equipment made by defence company BAE Systems to Saudi Arabia, Oman and other countries as he visited the firm’s factory in Preston.

At almost the same time, the European parliament voted in favour of an EU-wide ban on arms being sold to Saudi Arabia in protest at its heavy aerial bombing of Yemen, which has been condemned by the UN. The vote does not force EU member states to comply but it increases pressure on national governments to re-examine their relationships with Riyadh.

Source: David Cameron boasts of ‘brilliant’ UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia | World news | The Guardian

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