A brief recap: after the then Conservative Government signed the Al Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia, Labour politicians were very keen for there to be proper investigations into corruption allegations.
Another example found in the archives: in the early 1990s a National Audit Office investigation was given only a very narrow remit and then suppressed. The then response of Labour MP and defence spokesman Martin O’Neill? You guessed it – he promised that Labour would reopen the inquiry.
Again though, this enthusiasm seems to have waned rather…
Yet another example of Labour hypocrisy over this highly controversial arms deal.