Friday, 23 October 2020

Chinese Whispers?

As a comment on an earlier post puts it:

It's not like China puts bombs on our streets like Saudi Arabia. Did you know there are more mosques in Xinjiang than in the whole of America? We'd arrest the terrorists there if they turned up here but only after we'd trained and armed them first via Saudi.

Indeed. With our vast reserves of coal and lithium, together with civil nuclear power, we have no need of any relationship whatever with Saudi Arabia, still less the toxic relationship that we have.

Do the Uyghurs in Xinjiang have it easy? I doubt it. But beyond that, the sources are the same ones that said that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. At least exercise some critical faculty here.

And those of us who have been campaigning against what remains the United Kingdom's financial support for the Chinese population control programme forever, for nearly 30 years in my own case, are deeply, deeply, deeply unimpressed by these johnny-come-latelies, who in any case have no proposal to end that support.

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