2010-2019 | Arms exports | Backing dictatorships

‘No Saudi atrocity too much’ to halt UK’s lucrative arms exports

[ 11 September 2018 ] On 11 September 2018, Emily Thornberry, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, reminded parliament of British collusion with Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign against Yemen which, since it had started in 2015, had created what the United Nations described as ‘the world’s worst humitarian crisis.’ She added: ‘It seems as though no Saudi…

2010-2019 | Refusing refugees

Government attempt to hide denying refugee children their rights

31 July 2018 On 31 July 2018, the Court of Appeal ruled that the British government had ‘materially misled’ the high court over how it had denied refugee children refused entrance into the UK their legal rights to know and challenge the reasons for their visa applications being turned down. The Judges added that the…

2010-2019 | Assassinations

Boris Johnson admits UK not opposed to illegal drone strikes

25 July 2018 Writing for The Spectator on 25 July 2018, the recently resigned Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, implied that the government would not hesitate in authorizing intelligence sharing to enable a drone strike assassination of targets suspected of terror crimes, even if they were not necessarily posing any imminent threat to life. Referring to Alexanda Kotey…

2010-2019 | Media propaganda | Northern Ireland

The Law should protect our crimes but not their’s

6 July 2018 On 6 July 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May slammed down Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s suggestion to give members of the IRA the same legal protection from prosecution that he proposed for members of the armed forces implicated in terror killings, intimidation, torture or other offences. Williamson had written secretly to the prime…

2010-2019

UK reverses position on Guantanamo despite harmful impact on national security

22 June 2018 An internal government memo dated 22 June 2018, leaked to The Daily Telegraph and marked ‘Official Sensitive,’ noted that UK ministers would not oppose the US government sending two British terror suspects, Alexanda Kotey and Shafee El-Sheikh, to Guantanamo,  although at the same time acknowledging that ‘GTMO is seen by many as acting as…