Inviting the King of Bahrain to the Royal Wedding Sends the Wrong Signal

Downing Street is spinning that the PM has personally called on the King of Bahrain to end the violent suppression of street protests in the Gulf state. Bahrain is a regional ally and market for street protest suppressing British exports. It is possibly for that reason the King has been invited to William and Kate’s wedding.

Is that appropriate as tanks and helicopters are wielded by his security forces against pro-democracy protestors?

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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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