Trigger warning: If you’re not angry about UK support for Saudi Arabia, you will be

Last Updated: November 6, 2018By Tags: , , , , , , ,

Grim pairing: Theresa May welcomed Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince to the UK in March.

What will it take for people to get the message that the United Kingdom is supporting a murderous regime – and revealing the corruption at the top of our politics – by arming Saudi Arabia?

How about the fact that 29 top Tories have enjoyed all-expenses-paid trips to the Middle Eastern state? Doesn’t that show the Saudis are able to exert influence that is too great to be tolerated?


“Since 2015, the government of Saudi Arabia has spent at least £222,000 jetting UK MPs out to the oil rich middle eastern country.

“Details of these trips are listed on the website of The Register of Members Financial Interests. The purpose of the register is to provide information of any financial interests or benefits an MP receives which could be seen as influential on their work as a Member of Parliament.

“A staggering 34 MPs have taken all expenses paid trips to Saudi Arabia courtesy of MBS since March 2015. Of these 34, 29 are Conservative MPs, whilst 3 are from the Labour Party, and 1 now sits as an Independent MP.

“Whilst visiting other nations may simply be part of being an MP, the rise in visits since the start of the Saudi-led military action in Yemen is a major cause for concern.”

The rise in visits since the start of the Saudi-led military action in Yemen is a major cause for concern.

Also a major cause for concern is the fact that Tory ministers have ordered the training of more than 100 Saudi air force pilots in the UK, at a time when we are hearing allegations of serious human rights breaches in the conflict in Yemen.

Now read this:

“Tory ministers have been accused of having “blood on their hands” after admitting the RAF has trained more than 100 Saudi pilots in the UK.

“Royal Saudi Air Force chiefs enjoyed the honour despite allegations their regime is breaching human rights in Yemen’s brutal civil war.

“The government has confirmed 102 Saudi pilots were trained at RAF bases over the last decade.

“Amnesty International UK arms expert Oliver Sprague said: “Thousands of Yemeni civilians have already been killed by the Saudi coalition’s disastrously mistargeted bombing campaign.

“”So you have to ask – what has this training been achieving?””

What has this training been achieving?

I’ll show you what it has been achieving.


Her name was Amal Hussain and she was just seven years old when she died – in Yemen – on November 4.

Do you realise how this information fits together? Can you see the full picture?

Are you angry now?

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  1. nmac064 November 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    The corruption in our parliament is worse than many third world countries.

  2. Lee A Bennett November 6, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    perhaps the money my country are earning from arms should be given to them ….i donate money so my government can sell more arms to make their lives even more of a misery .i think not .

  3. Pat Sheehan November 7, 2018 at 12:15 am - Reply

    The obnoxious pair obviously have much to smile about what with all the ‘freebies’ and the arms sale bonanza that they claim we obviously must have to service that £1.8 trillion ‘national debt’. It must be a veritable ‘tory holiday camp in the desert dream’ over there and so much to learn about the ‘other’s’ governing methods and differing brands of coercion.
    The torys do have a bit of a penchant for the ‘right wing’ dictatorships though as history clearly shows: it could be a secret admiration for that macho posturing and the covert nature of their methodology I expect: not so much the ‘left wing’ though.
    It’s probably not just the Saudi’s understated dress sense these people find attractive (though there are historical precedents for this) more likely mixing with these ‘types’ awakens some dormant, primeval lust for savagery they can ‘get-off’ on!
    Clearly we can learn much about torys from the company they keep!

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