Thank you to everyone who has written to their MP about UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Despite massive public pressure to stop the arms sales, the government has instead done everything it can to maintain its relationship with Saudi Arabia, the UK’s biggest arms customer. Our action is crucial to hold it to account.
Responding to your MP
Here we look at the most common arguments MPs and government ministers have used to justify continuing arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and suggest responses. Please consider responding to their arguments to ensure your representatives look beyond the government’s rhetoric.
“After years of documenting the terrible toll of this war, no one can say ‘we did not know what was happening in Yemen’. Accountability is key to ensure that justice is served to the people of Yemen and to humanity.”
UN Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen, 3rd report to the Human Rights Council, September 2020