The British High Court have rejected a legal action challenging the UK’s ongoing export of arms to Saudi Arabia. A very bloody, very profitable business is to continue. The result will only deepen the crisis unleashed by the US and UK-backed Saudi war on Yemen.
A recent experience has served to further reinforce everything I’d learned previously about partisanship and exploitation in modern media.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempted deal with the Democratic Unionists points to both hypocrisy on her part and the glossing over of a convoluted and violent past.
Politics in Britain have changed. The neoliberal legacy of Tony Blair may have finally expired. The idea that anything resembling the left must remain on the periphery has died with it. The future shows promise.
Trump’s escalation in Syria and revamping of US/Saudi relations may have served to embolden Riyadh in settling old scores in the region.
In what once looked like a done deal, the British government may be bracing for a shock as their political fortunes wane in the face of a speedy resurgence for Labour.
The attack in Manchester further exposes the hypocrisy of the British government in it’s support for Saudi Arabia’s bombardment of Yemen.