Sunday, June 30, 2019

Andrew Woodcock - Jeremy Corbyn condemns Theresa May over complicity in Yemen after G20 meeting with ‘war ally’ Mohammed bin Salman

This is shocking, but I bet most people in the UK probably won't take much notice. They see the Conservative Party as being the honourable establishment that is strong on law and order, and the upper class as the bastions of society, traditional values, and decency, while the left is viewed as being treacherous to British society. Of course, it is the other way around, as many of the aristocracy make their money in unsavoury ways, like perpetual war.

“She should confirm the UK government will immediately stop selling arms to his regime and hold him to account over the horrific murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” said the Labour leader.

“The UK has pumped £4.6bn worth of military equipment into the conflict in the Yemen. Almost a quarter of a million people will have been killed by the end of this year – more than half of them under five years old.

The Court of Appeal has found the UK government ‘made no attempt’ to conclude whether the Saudi-led coalition had committed violations of international humanitarian law in the Yemen. 
“Where the UN sees ‘humanity’s biggest preventable disaster’, this Conservative government sees an arms sales opportunity.

The Independent

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