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UK blocks UN enquiry Into Saudi war crimes in Yemen

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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    So the UK government has blocked a UN enquiry into Saudi war crimes in Yemen. The UK has just greenlighted additional funds to the cost of £37 million, for aid to Yemen, on top of the £72 million that has already been given. So if this UK government is so concerned with the welfare of citizens of Yemen, providing a total of £100 million to help them, why block a UN enquiry into potential war crimes having been committed by the Saudis?

    The answer is simple. The UK government has made a total of £3 billion in the past 18 months alone, in the sales of arms to the Saudis. How generous of our government to provide in comparison, a small percentage of the total made in the sales of arms to provide aid for those who are being bombed by weapons we have made. If someone could let me know how to provide links, I would be happy to do so. Tell me again why Jeremy Corbyn is nasty?

    Utterly immoral and frankly nonsensical.

    Sadly, this is what I suspected people like Liam Fox meant when they talk about 'putting British Interests first' - an even greater reliance on being an arms dealer to dodgey maniacs.

    If this alone was Corbyn Schtick I'd have every sympathy with him. But it isn't.

    Because at the end of the day when it comes to politics, making money is what comes at the top of the agenda, it doesn't matter whether civilians are killed with the weapons the Government help provide to another country. Then the UK Government pry into other countries like Iraq and Libya under the guise of "humanitarian crisis", overthrow their Governments, killing their rulers, leaving a power vacuum, enabling Al Qaeda and ISIS to take a stronghold. Does the UK Government really care? Only when it suits them or there's economic interests involved - Oil to name one. Hypocrites!
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