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Friday, 10 June 2016

Prince of war: ‘Salesman’ Charles used to push Saudi fighter jet deal for arms giant BAE

Comment: What a waste of space this man is (and the rest of the monarchy for that matter). 



Heir to the throne Prince Charles faces renewed criticism over his role in the sale of British fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, which are now widely believed to have been used against civilians in the Gulf kingdom’s bloody Yemen intervention.

Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Margaret Ferrier said Charles’ late wife Princess Diana would have campaigned against Saudi Arabia’s bombing raids on Yemen, which human rights organizations claim have killed thousands of civilians.

Ferrier said the prince was sent to Saudi Arabia as a salesman in 2014 after Prime Minister David Cameron failed to convince Riyadh to enter into a multibillion-pound defence deal with BAE Systems.

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