Judges’ ruling blocking Saudi arms sales states both Johnson and Hunt illegally authorised weapons exports without assessing the impact on civilians
The landmark ruling by judges that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are unlawful has condemned both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt – the two remaining contenders to be Tory leader and the unelected next Prime Minister.
Three judges ruled that the pair – along with disgraced Tory front-bencher Liam Fox and other Tory ministers – had illegally signed off on arms exports to Saudi Arabia without properly assessing the risk to Yemeni civilians after the Tories covertly changed government policy in early 2016.
Whichever of the pair wins in the vote by the relative handful of remaining Tory members, the next PM of this country will be a lawbreaker with civilian blood on his hands.
Also in 2016, both men voted against a Jeremy Corbyn motion to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia and spare Yemeni civilians.
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