Michael Fallon says criticisms of Saudi Arabia are “unhelpful” when Britain are trying to sell arms to them

Many calls have been made for the government to stop selling arms to Saudia Arabia, who have been bombing Yemen since 2015, leading to thousands of innocent civilian deaths including children, and millions subjected to famine and disease. However, Michael … Continue reading Michael Fallon says criticisms of Saudi Arabia are “unhelpful” when Britain are trying to sell arms to them

David Davis doesn’t know Czechoslovakia has not been a country since 1993

Jim Pickard @PickardJE Quote of the day so far from David Davis, former Europe minister: “Czechoslovakia doesn’t currently have a government” Replying to @PickardJE I think he needs to catch up as Czechoslovakia has been 2 countries now for a … Continue reading David Davis doesn’t know Czechoslovakia has not been a country since 1993

Tory MP wants to spend £1bn on preparing for possible “no deal” Brexit

Recently, talk has focused on what will happen if no deal is in place by the time the UK leaves. Both sides say they are confident of a deal being reached, but Mr Elphicke, the MP for Dover who voted … Continue reading Tory MP wants to spend £1bn on preparing for possible “no deal” Brexit

Boris Johnson makes a foreign policy speech which doesn’t mention Brexit

Apparently comfortable with entertaining the prospect of nuclear war on this drizzly Monday morning – musing at the start of his speech whether “the nuclear sword of Damocles is once again held over the head of a trembling human race” … Continue reading Boris Johnson makes a foreign policy speech which doesn’t mention Brexit

German industry contradicts senior ministers who have repeatedly claimed they will help pressure a deal

Just weeks ago, David Davis claimed the German industry would pressure Angela Merkel to hand Britain a good Brexit deal, but the German industry has rejected the idea and warns Britain “not to rely on its help”. The Independent reports … Continue reading German industry contradicts senior ministers who have repeatedly claimed they will help pressure a deal

Theresa May accused of double standards over terrorism funding

At the G20 summit, Theresa May claimed her priority is to disrupt terrorist groups from accessing finance, despite criticism over her own position on Saudi Arabia. It has emerged in the last couple of weeks that Theresa May is sitting … Continue reading Theresa May accused of double standards over terrorism funding

Theresa May less popular in Britain than Macron and Merkel, and as unpopular as Putin in Germany

An international poll found Theresa May as unpopular as Vladimir Putin in Germany, with the same approval rating of minus 45, according to YouGov. Only Donald Trump is more disliked than May and Putin in Germany. However, in the UK, … Continue reading Theresa May less popular in Britain than Macron and Merkel, and as unpopular as Putin in Germany

Jeremy Corbyn repeats call for government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

In light of Saudi Arabia’s military operation in Yemen, Jeremy Corbyn has repeated his call to the government to stop selling arms to the country “to show that we want a peace process in Yemen, not an invasion.” Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn repeats call for government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia