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. … Read the full post »
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”.
Another burst of stories in the media about the Al Yamamah Saudi Arabian arms deal and Labour’s axing of investigations into corruption. … Read the full post »
Back in the 1980s, Allan Roberts was MP for Bootle and a Labour defence spokesperson. Here’s what he said then about Al-Yamamah… … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat MPs are planning to up the pressure in Parliament over the Government’s controversial decision to drop corruption investigations around the Al Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia. … Read the full post »