I think that sums up the Foreign Offices policy to the Middle East very well, chuck in a bit of nepotism where the PM's son is appointed the agent to a very lucrative UK/Saudi arms deal and it is complete.The UK has, as expected, adopted the 'don't do that again or we'll definitely tell you not to do that again' diplomatic approach.
We have a long history of ex-public school diplomats, adventurers and homosexuals who are traditionally attracted to and overawed by Arabs and all things Arab. Couple this with the inherent British vice of avarice and it is little wonder that the RSA feel free to do exactly as they please without any fear of consequences.
They diyya will have been huge and the incentive of not being dead will have helped lots as well.Things are looking up for the five for the chop...
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