UK Politics

Why are we arming the Saudis?

The government admits it is selling weapons and ‘security equipment’ to the Saudi, Indonesia and Nepalese governments reports the Guardian.

And they wonder why people snigger at their claims of an ethical foreign policy’?

Ethics, or human rights, should be the guide to foreign policy for a Labour government but the only explanation for these sales is profits – it is a Tory approach.

There is plenty more to be found on related issues at the website of the Campaign Against the Arms Trade.

I should add that I am not against selling arms in principle. Or against people using them for that matter. Its a question of who you sell them to and why. Or as Lenin used to ask “Who benefits?”.