Analysis: Britain helped create Saudi Arabia - the Establishment won't give up their influence without a fight
The UK Government is under increasing pressure over relations with one of its closest allies
REPORTS that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi, the murdered Saudi journalist, told handlers to “tell your boss” about the assassination provide the closest indication yet that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ambitious leader of Saudi Arabia, was behind the incident.
The brutal affair has put major pressure on the UK Government's close allegiance with the Gulf power. But it's an old relationship, stretching back to the founding of the state in imperial intrigue.
Revealed: Saudi pilots trained by the RAF in Wales
14 million on verge of famine in Yemen primarily due to Saudi bombing
A WRITTEN question to the UK Government has revealed that Saudi pilots are being trained at RAF Valley in Wales.
Saudi Arabia is currently engaged in a bombing campaign of Yemen which NGOs have said is primarily responsible for “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world”. UN Aid Chief Mark Lowcock told the UN Security Council last week that the country was on the verge of the worst famine in 100 years, with 14 million on the verge of starvation.
‘Condemnation will not do’: SNP’s Iain Blackford challenges May over Saudi arms sales at PMQs
Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer accused the SNP of “rank hypocrisy”
IAN BLACKFORD, SNP leader at Westminster, today [24 October] challenged Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions over Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Britain’s close commercial relationship with the despotic Saudi regime has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Instanbul two-weeks ago.
Analysis: The Saudis are vulnerable and Yemen is on the brink of famine - it’s time to march
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray argues that there may never be a more important moment to demonstrate against the UK’s complicity in the Saudi bombing of Yemen than now
AMID the noise over the Jamal Khashoggi killing, the UN aid chief Mark Lowcock’s words to the UN Security Council on Tuesday hardly got noticed.
But they couldn’t have been more alarming.
“There is now a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen: much bigger than anything any professional in this field has seen during their working lives,” he said.
Analysis: Backing Saudi Arabia leaves the UK with zero moral authority in the world
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray looks at the shamelessness of Jeremy Hunt’s attitude to Yemen, which is on the verge of the worst famine in 100 years in large part due to UK-backed Saudi air strikes
SOMETIMES the shamelessness of political leader’s is a little too much to bear.
Natural History Museum face criticism for hosting Saudi Embassy after alleged murder of journalist
Saudi regime’s bombing of Yemen has caused a mass cholera outbreak among citizens
THE Natural History Museum has faced fierce criticism from human rights campaigners for hosting a reception for the Saudi embassy, as claims that a journalist critical of the Saudi regime was murdered in the country’s Turkish embassy remain.
Belgium has suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia – human rights campaigners say UK must do the same
A ruling in Belgium has cancelled arms sale licences to Saudi Arabia over concerns they would not be used for ‘self-defence’
FOLLOWING A Belgian judicial body’s decision to suspend the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, UK-based campaigners say it’s time for Theresa May’s government to follow suit with a human rights based approach.
As famine threatens Yemen following Saudi offensive on Hodeidah, campaigners demand UK ends its complicity
Ahead of new Amnesty report on humanitarian crisis in Yemen, former cabinet secretary says that the UK Government is “on the side of the perpetrator”
AS the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen continues its assault on the rebel-held port city of Hodeidah, the UK Government faces fresh pressure to end its complicity in the conflict and cease UK arms to Saudi Arabia.