Saudi arms trade: Goverment one, snowflakes nil

Do the unions and Labor still pretend to have a common interest in the workforce?

Genuine question, living overseas for 10 years now I wouldnt have a clue but their mandate doesnt seem to support them.
Well in theory the unions should be representing the interests of the workforce, and this aim will be helped by the BAe workforce retaining their jobs. I would imagine there are plenty of people in the Labour party who do not give a damn whether the BAe workforce retain their jobs or not and their agenda is the halting of Saudi arms deliveries. In this situation, I would imagime the BAe unions being reluctant to fund Labour.
 
Getting married is a high-risk sport over in Yemen.

'A wedding ceremony in Yemen's has been targeted by Saudi airstrikes as the kingdom continues with its relentless war on the impoverished country.

Latest reports suggest as many as 20 people lost their lives and 40 others sustained injuries during the airstrike in Hajjah Province.

The Saudi jets also carried out raids on ambulances transporting the casualties to local hospitals.

Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif aid that Saudi Arabia has not been able to bring the people of Yemen to their knees even with the use of "beautiful US weapons."


Yemen wedding party bombed by Saudi coalition, killing at least 20
20 killed, 40 wounded in air raid on Yemen wedding: Medics

Good old KSA- fcuking it all up as usual.

2014- The Wedding That Became a Funeral: U.S. Still Silent One Year on From Deadly Yemen Drone Strike
2015- Missile attack on Yemen wedding kills 131
2017- Saudi air strike on Yemen wedding kills 8 women, 2 children, say residents

These are the one's I could find in a quick 5min search, ergo just scraping the surface.

Lucky HMG are still supplying our bestest favorite ally or they'd just go back to the US/CAN.Aus supply-line.
 
Getting married is a high-risk sport over in Yemen.

'A wedding ceremony in Yemen's has been targeted by Saudi airstrikes as the kingdom continues with its relentless war on the impoverished country.

Latest reports suggest as many as 20 people lost their lives and 40 others sustained injuries during the airstrike in Hajjah Province.

The Saudi jets also carried out raids on ambulances transporting the casualties to local hospitals.

Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif aid that Saudi Arabia has not been able to bring the people of Yemen to their knees even with the use of "beautiful US weapons
Yemen wedding party bombed by Saudi coalition, killing at least 20
20 killed, 40 wounded in air raid on Yemen wedding: Medics

Good old KSA- fcuking it all up as usual.

2014- The Wedding That Became a Funeral: U.S. Still Silent One Year on From Deadly Yemen Drone Strike
2015- Missile attack on Yemen wedding kills 131
2017- Saudi air strike on Yemen wedding kills 8 women, 2 children, say residents

These are the one's I could find in a quick 5min search, ergo just scraping the surface.
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Lucky HMG are still supplying our bestest favorite ally or they'd just go back to the US/CAN.Aus supply-line.
Oh dear how sad. Genuinley.
Industry has been killing us for Years with lead, soot, single use plastics etc. Fancy a rant on that?
 
Why does not wanting to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia make you snowflake especially when a government-backed report said that Saudi Arabia was the biggest influence of terrorism and extremism in the United Kingdom?

Just a question.
Heard the same thing from a Pakistani friend, a devout Muslim and very, anti-extremist.
 
Well in theory the unions should be representing the interests of the workforce, and this aim will be helped by the BAe workforce retaining their jobs. I would imagine there are plenty of people in the Labour party who do not give a damn whether the BAe workforce retain their jobs or not and their agenda is the halting of Saudi arms deliveries. In this situation, I would imagime the BAe unions being reluctant to fund Labour.
They are having problems facing both ways at the same time.

Unite, the UK’s largest union, will reassert its determination to ensure that manufacturing continues at the BAE factory in Brough, East Yorkshire, tomorrow (Thursday 9 November).

BAE’s plans to cut nearly 2,000 jobs across the company, include ending manufacturing at Brough, which builds the Hawk jet famed for showcasing British manufacturing across the world by the RAF’s Red Arrow display team.

Unite is campaigning and will support members in the fight to reverse these job cuts; retaining jobs and skills necessary to defend our manufacturing capability. Unite will defend world class apprenticeships and safeguard the communities that have supported the site for decades.
Why it's wrong to ask for jobs to be saved at BAE Systems

One particularly positive proposal has come from the Trades Union Congress, which last month passed a motion calling for the Labour Party to set up a shadow defence diversification agency to engage with plant representatives, trades unions representing arms industry workers, and local authorities. The agency would listen to their ideas, so that practical plans can be drawn up for arms conversion while protecting skilled employment and pay levels.
That last one may have come out at the same time as the film La La Land.
 
That article in the Independent (the mini-me of the Graun) just shows how much the left care about jobs in Britain ( the attitude I'm alright, Jack resonates loud and clear from the socialist tossers). I never see the Graun or Indie complaining about China or Russia arming anyone willing to stump up for their products.

Your reference to La La Land is bang on.
 

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