Wednesday, 28 September 2011


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a new commander to take charge of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia after the last one, Air Vice-Marshal Sean Bell, was withdrawn after seven months in the job.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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