So says Norman Lamb, who has campaigned for corruption charges to be brought against BAE since 2001. … Read the full post »
The mammoth Al-Yamamah arms deal between the UK and Saudi Arabia was surrounded by controversy and allegations of bribery.
The Serious Fraud Office’s investigation was finally dropped in 2006 on the basis that proceeding with legal charges would cause, “real and imminent damage to the UK’s national and international security and would endanger the lives of UK citizens and service personnel”.
The Electoral Commission is investigating tens of thousands of pounds the Conservative Party has received from the Said family, according to the Daily Telegraph. … Read the full post »
The High Court has just ruled that the Serious Fraud Office acted unlawfully in dropping the probe into corruption allegations around the Al-Yamamah arms deal. … Read the full post »
Commenting on the decision today to grant a judicial review of the dropping of the Serious Fraud Office investigation into the Al-Yamamah arms deal… … Read the full post »
Time to dust off some of my previous blog postings about the Al Yamamah arms deal, because BAE and corruption allegations are back in the news. … Read the full post »
The story of how Labour axed criminal investigations into bribery over the UK’s big arms deal with Saudi Arabia has been a favourite of various Lib Dem blogs. … Read the full post »
In today’s Politics Show interview with Tony Blair, Blair came up with a pretty comprehensive excuse for not investigating a crime. … Read the full post »
Another day, another angle to the story of why Labour axed the Saudi arms deal corruption investigation. … Read the full post »
Britain has had its knuckles rapped by an influential international organisation which voiced “serious concerns” about the Government’s decision to drop a Serious Fraud Office inquiry. … Read the full post »
PMQs today – Ming Campbell questioned Blair about the blocking of prosecutions for corruption over the Al Yamamah arms deal. … Read the full post »