By: Steve Dellar | 03-08-2018 | News
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London Rolls Out Royal Red Carpet For Saudis

A rare honor for a man who’s not yet king, some might say; strange that London Mayor Sadiq Khan hasn’t protested against the human rights record of Saudi Arabia (whilst he at the same time made it clear London wouldn’t welcome US President Trump) some might whisper.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Anyone else seen these this Morning? <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WelcomeSaudiCrownPrince</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Connor Whitehead (@cjw92_) <a href="">March 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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But all that didn’t really matter as Mr Mohammed bin Salman, the divisive crown prince of Saudi Arabia, arrived in London for a three-day visit and was greeted by the entire British government before he had lunch with Queen Elizabeth II. Just a tad desperate to get a trade agreement are we?

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Saudi</a> Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Meets <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#QueenElizabeth</a> II<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UnitedKingdom</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UNews</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; UNews Agency (@UnewsAgency) <a href="">March 8, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Social media was buzzing though, as many in the crowd seemed to understand that the British government was keen on making the Saudi crown prince feel welcome. Taxis, buses, vans and even buildings had been adorned with his image and the words ‘Welcome Saudi Crown Prince’

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Feels like arriving in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Riyadh</a> - when entering London from the M4 &amp; M40 one is greeted by the “beloved leader” <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MbS</a> - <a href="">@AEISaudi</a> &amp; the <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Saudi</a> lobby try to turn around the kingdom’s image in a not so subtle way <a href="">@alekhbariyatv</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Dr Andreas Krieg (@andreas_krieg) <a href="">March 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Some said it looked like they were living in Riyadh rather than London today (except for the rain of course).

No matter how hard the PR machine rolled, it had the opposite effect on the sober British who knew exactly what was going on. An online commentator said: “Feels like arriving in Riyadh when entering London from the M4 & M40 one is greeted by the beloved leader” as he posted a picture of a giant showing of Mr Salman’s image on a building.

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The UK is not only desperate to get a trade agreement with Riyadh now that the Brexit timing is really working against them, they are also looking to launch the Aramco (the Saudi state oil company) IPO on the London Stock Exchange, something for which US President Trump has already stated the NYSE would be the preferred place.

Funny detail, some of the vans driving around with ‘Welcome Saudi Crown Prince’ were followed by vans stating ‘War Criminal’. Let’s hope for Ms Theresa May’s sake the Crown Prince didn’t note the second van.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Join us outside Downing Street from 5pm this evening to oppose the Crown Prince and all UK arms sales to his regime. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SaudiPrinceNotWelcome</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; CAAT (@CAATuk) <a href="">March 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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anonymous No. 20141 2018-03-08 : 16:19

if you haven't learned anything let the Muslims into your country and see what happens.

Anonymous No. 20151 2018-03-08 : 18:45

Londonistan Yes!

Lola No. 20173 2018-03-09 : 03:48

I like this guy.

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