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Support For Arab Dictatorships

EDM number 1010 in 2012-13, proposed by George Galloway on 04/02/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Defence equipment and procurement, International politics and government and Middle East.

That this House notes that in January 2011, as opposition was growing in Egypt to the tyrant Hosni Mubarak, the Prime Minister declared him a friend of Britain; further notes that the Prime Minister has unswervingly backed the Middle East's most repressive dictatorship, Saudi Arabia; further notes that as recently as November 2012 the Prime Minister travelled to Saudi Arabia in order to sell British fighter jets and other military hardware to this barbaric regime; further notes that in 2009 the Saudi air force used UK-supplied Tornado fighter-bombers in Yemen which killed hundreds of civilians; further notes that in May 2012 at the height of the crackdown in Bahrain the Prime Minister welcomed the Bahraini Crown Prince to Downing Street and then in August the King of that brutal and repressive state was given red carpet treatment by the Prime Minister; deplores the support given by the Prime Minister to brutal Arab dictators; and calls on the Prime Minister to condemn these repressive regimes and stop providing the military hardware to keep them in power and to kill their citizens.

This motion has been signed by a total of 5 MPs.

George Galloway04/02/2013Bradford WestRespectProposed
John McDonnell05/02/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards05/02/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Ronnie Campbell06/02/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn06/02/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded

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