We know that the Saudi regime is a serious human rights abuser, so why is Canada selling it armoured vehicles, the very ones used to intimidate its populace? At times like this I wish we had TV interviewers in Canada with as much mettle as Jon Snow backing David Cameron into a corner on why the UK supported Saudi Arabia’s bid to be on the UN’s Human Rights Council . Snow simply badgers Cameron until he gets an answer, even if it’s not really a a clear answer: intelligence.
This is of course quite apart from the fact that the UK certainly have their own culpability in that region, and Canada certainly isn’t blameless on human rights. But come on: why are we selling Canadian designed military vehicles to the Saudis? Justin should have cancelled the deal.