Friday, December 15, 2006

Serious Farce

The crushingly inevitable has happened. An investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into allegations of bribery and corruption at BAe in regard to a deal with Saudi Arabia has been dropped. With the Saudis saying they'd take their wads of cash for new fighters to France if it wasn't dropped, it smacks of blackmail and it screams to anyone who is interested that rule of law doesn't apply when it comes to arms deals with abhorrent regimes. It's a farce of the highest order and pours shame on the government, BAe, the SFO and - if more shame were possible - Saudi Arabia.

2 comments:

Chris said...

See now at times like this, I wonder why people like my flatmate Tom, chair of the uni labour club and a total lefty, is proud to be associated with the party...? It makes no sense at all...

John_D said...

I've long since abandoned association with the Labour Party, for I, you see, am a socialist at heart.
Well - I think I came to the conclusion that 'social democratic humanist' tallies more with my outlook. Either way, nowt to do with New Labour