The Al-Yamamah arms deal between the UK and Saudi Arabia was surrounded by 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”.


“BAE guilty plea a damning indictment of the Government”

So says Norman Lamb, who has campaigned for corruption charges to be brought against BAE since 2001. … Read the full post »