Posts Tagged “saudi arabia”

Liberal Hero of the Week #85: Ruth Davidson

by Stephen Tall on January 25, 2015

Ruth Davidson Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Reason: for sticking up for human rights Raif Badawi, last week’s Liberal Hero, is too ill from the first 50 lashes he was subjected to by the Saudi authorities to have faced the (…)

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Liberal Hero of the Week #84: Raif Badawi

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2015

Raif Badawi Saudi Arabian writer who created the Free Saudi Liberals website Reason: for standing up for free speech against an autocratic regime A lot of people have spoken up for free speech in the days since the attacks on (…)

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Vince boycotts Saudi honour

by Stephen Tall on October 29, 2007

Acting Lib Dem leader Vince Cable has – shock, horror – decided to put principle ahead of protocol by turning down the chance to hob-nob with Saudi King Abdullah at a state banquet tonight. You can hear Vince give his (…)

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How far will Brown go to protect BAE from corruption charges?

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2007

The Labour Government could soon be faced with a stark choice: to co-operate with the US department of justice’s investigations into the BAE bribery allegations, or risk reciprocal co-operation and intelligence-sharing with the US. Those who’ve been following the biggest (…)

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The ConHome verdict on Tories' BAE bribes silence

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2007

It isn’t only Liberal Review and the Lib Dems’ Corruption is a Crime website which have noted how quiet the Tories have been about BAE’s Al Yamamah deal, and the Labour Government’s decision to squash the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation (…)

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Opinion: A stench that starts at the very top

by Stephen Tall on June 8, 2007

Yet more news, as reported in today’s Guardian, of the Labour Government’s complicity in bribes paid by BAE to a Saudi prince to secure a huge arms deal: British investigators were ordered by the attorney-general Lord Goldsmith to conceal from (…)

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