These two stories from Saudi Arabia caught my attention earlier today and made me wonder which our government would be more concerned about.
The first piece is the news that a Saudi Arabian woman is to receive 10 lashes for driving a car without permission. The full story in The Guardian.
The second article is news that the Ministry of Defence is seeking a new commander to take charge of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia after the last one, Air Vice-Marshal Sean Bell, was withdrawn after seven months in the job. It transpires that Bell headed up a 100 strong team flogging weapons to Saudi Arabia. (Full story in The Times behind their paywall).
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