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”.


Al Yamamah: More hypocrisy from the Labour Party

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 »