One Labour MP appears to be performing a dedicated Jeremy Corbyn tribute act by mimicking his foreign policy double standards.
From Hong Kong to Yemen to Burma the Foreign Secretary is making positive steps. There is still more to do, however.
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
“To carry on overlooking grotesque abuses for the sake of a small number of people dependent on their largesse reflects incredibly badly on us.”
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?
At present, with the public support of their UK allies, there are few consequences for the Saudi-Emirati-led Coalition when they bomb children.
Allowing Hodeidah, the country’s main port, to remain under the control of Houthi rebels is simply making the situation worse.
Their hysterical tone serves only to make EU negotiators dig in deeper – thus, paradoxically, making a breakdown in talks more likely.
Ed Husain has written an excellent account of the Islamic world, and of the inability of doctrinaire secularists to comprehend it.
The hard truth is that for the country’s politicians what European governments think is of secondary importance. What counts is Congress and Trump.
“The link that we have with Saudi Arabia is historic, it is an important one, and it has saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country.”
The country’s partial lifting of the blockade and its humanitarian efforts are welcome, but there is more that the Prince could do.
The Crown Prince will need all of his skills to balance the demands of tribal court politics while driving social and economic modernisation.
As a permanent member of the Security Council and close ally to all members of the Coalition, it is in a perfect position to do so.
Then as now, the United Kingdom is undermining its reputation and interests abroad by supporting an ally engaged in war crimes.