Weapons sales to Saudi now declared illegal – but Corbyn was attempting to end them years ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has today called on the government to accept a court ruling outlawing the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia because they are being used against civilians in the awful carnage in Yemen:
Corbyn’s record on Saudi Arabian arms sales is impeccable. In 2016, the Labour leader forced a vote in the House of Commons on a motion to halt weapons sales and military support to that country in the devastation it was inflicting on Yemen:
Labour deputy leader Tom Watson – currently the centre of a storm of scorn for ignoring Labour’s Brexit policy and his attempts to use the media to paint Labour into a full-remain corner – did not vote for Corbyn’s motion.
As the media and centrists push harder than ever to smear and undermine the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn continues to demonstrate his humanitarian and political credentials – even when it is against the odds and without glory, he has consistently been on the right side of history on vital issues.
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