Boris Johnson moaned that Keir Starmer wouldn’t stop asking questions about mass deaths and starving children in Yemen – and the UK’s sales of billions in arms to Saudi Arabia to use in the conflict. As the government prepares to slash aid to help those devastated by the brutal civil war by 50%, the PM complained that the Labour leader didn’t ask him questions about how well the Covid-19 roadmap was going. He said: “He can’t even address a question on the issues of the hour. He could have asked anything about the Coronavirus Pandemic, instead he’s concentrated his questions entirely to the interests of the people of Yemen.” Starmer pressed Boris Johnson on whether arms sales to Yemen should be suspended. Opening PMQs , Sir Keir said: “Does the Prime Minister agree with President Biden that the sale of arms that could be used in the war in Yemen should be suspended?” The Prime Minister replied: “Ever since the tragic conflict in Yemen broke out this country has scrupulously followed the consolidated guidance of which (Sir Keir Starmer ) will be well aware.” But Mr Starmer said the UK is “increasingly isolated” in selling arms to Saudi Arabia. He… Read full this story
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