• foyle observer

    Forget the sash, wasn’t this hypocrite on a mission to the UAE to sell war machines whilst wearing a poppy?

  • Mc Slaggart

    “UAE to sell war machines whilst wearing a poppy?”

    At least it was not China.

  • http://blogs.amnesty.org.uk/blogs.asp?bid=25 Patrick Corrigan

    Selling arms to countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE should only be considered if there are absolutely watertight guarantees over them not being used to commit human rights violations.

    If any such guarantees are forthcoming, they seem unlikely to be worth the paper they are written on.

    As Amnesty has already noted:

    “… in 2009 the Saudi air force used UK-supplied Tornado fighter-bombers in attacks in Yemen which killed hundreds – possibly thousands – of civilians. In one attack conducted by Saudi forces on the town of al-Nadir in November 2009, so many were killed in just one extended family that witnesses say the family ‘had to create a cemetery for themselves’.

    “More than two years ago we called for the UK government to urgently investigate Saudi Arabia’s involvement in this episode and meanwhile suspend any further arms supplies to Saudi Arabia.

    “In the past a large Saudi chequebook has apparently meant it could purchase weapons as well as silence over its own dreadful human rights record. It’s time for David Cameron to end this deeply disturbing trade-off.”

  • babyface finlayson

    “It’s meant to be orange you say? Hey bring that s-ash dye back!”

  • Evolve

    UAE’s first uncivil partnership announced, after typhoon romance.

  • andnowwhat

    For Allah and Ulster!

  • Rory Carr

    “Good thinking, Al Cameron, now no-one can steal coat off your back.”

    I am still puzzling over Patrick Corrigan’s comments as I am having difficulty conceiving ofany weapon being employed against a human being that would not infringe his right to life and limb. Well, excluding a bolster waged in a pillow fight I suppose.

  • babyface finlayson

    Why is there a portrait of Groucho Marx in the background?

  • Covenanter

    “Bloody dyslexic advisor told me I was meeting the AOH. Not the UAE.”

  • Henry94

    When I heard they beat Barcelona 2-1 I just had to wear a Celtic sash!

  • Mainland Ulsterman

    D Cam looks like the winner of a west of Ireland Lovely Girls competition being congratulated by an admirer

  • http://nicentreright.wordpress.com/ Seymour Major

    DC on a fundraiser for the Ancient Order of Hibernians