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.