Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson
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The row over Boris’s clumsy intervention over ” proxy wars ” and ” puppeteering ” by Saudi Arabia in the brutal war in Yemen has somewhat obscured what Britain is really up to in the Middle East.
The full textof Boris Johnson’s speech to his Arab audience on Bahraon released by the Foreign Office at the weekend reveals that we are going to be spending vast sums of public money propping up the undemocratic and inhumane regimes run by wealthy Arab Sheikhs in return for their investment in Britain. We are reviving plans for a world military role ” East of Suez”.
All this at a time when Theresa May is committed to retaining austerity at home well after 2020 with all that entails in cuts to disabled benefits, social care,public services and restricting the growth of the NHS.
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