Tory ministers accept 20 luxury food hampers from Saudi Arabian regime worsening famine in Yemen

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Tory ministers accept 20 luxury food hampers from Saudi Arabian regime worsening famine in Yemen

Post by Irn Bru on Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:34 pm

Senior Tory ministers including Boris Johnson and Liam Fox have accepted luxury food hampers as gifts from the Saudi Arabian government despite criticism of the country for its human rights’ record and contributing to a famine by bombing civilians in neighbouring Yemen.

The Saudis have gifted Conservative ministers 20 luxury food hampers costing around £200 each since the party came to power in 2010, according to official government records analysed by The Independent.

Campaigners said the hampers were a “garish sign of friendship” between the autocracy and Whitehall, noting the irony of food hampers being given while millions starved due to Saudi bombs.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-saudi-arabia-food-hampers-boris-johnson-liam-fox-general-election-2017-conservatives-theresa-a7745206.html?amp

We need to know what happened to these hampers whether the contents were scoffed by those that received them or if they donated them to their local foodbank.

Also were these gifts recorded in Parliament records or did they keep 'mum' about them.

Thoughts?

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Re: Tory ministers accept 20 luxury food hampers from Saudi Arabian regime worsening famine in Yemen

Post by Sassy on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:56 am

Oh, I expect they scoffed them, without a thought for the children dying of hunger or being bombed in Yemem. I wonder how many of them have shares in the armaments industry?
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