Britain drops Saudi prisons contract bid after outcry but France seals $10 Billion defense deal

Coat of Arms of Saudi Arabia

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According to this article, Britain on Tuesday abandoned a bid to provide training to Saudi Arabia’s penal system and raised the case of a 74-year-old Briton facing a flogging, The lost prisons contract is worth $9 Billion to the UK.

Source: Britain drops Saudi prisons contract bid after outcry

Meanwhile, France deepens its alliance with Saudi Arabia with a new $10 Billion arms deal.

The catalyst in the UK was Jeremy Corbyn, the hard-left leader of the Labour Party, who wrote to Prime Minister, David Cameron, and asked for intervention over the British grandfather facing a lashing.

What’s really amazing is that France is strengthening her foreign policy with a domestically unpopular left-wing president, who was a former school teacher.

Meanwhile, David Cameron’s foreign policy is tied up in knots, with a weaker special relationship with the US, difficult negotiations with the EU and a post-austerity savaged defense deterrent. But the ‘death card’ for the UK is probably Jeremy Corbyn, whose poisonous policies put left-wing dominance over the UK’s strategic interests.

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