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BAe and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Asked if there had been any contact between UK officials and officials in Saudi Arabia at any level during the visit, the PMOS said no. Asked if the PMOS was confident that the Serious Fraud Office’s decision on BAe had not contravened any convention on bribery laws and if it was consistent with the Government’s convention requirements, the PMOS referred the reporter to the lobby briefing of yesterday afternoon where this question was dealt with.

Briefing took place at 15:00 | Search for related news

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  1. Yeah, any level of corruption and deceit are fine as long as "National Interests" are not threatened. Of course, the proviso "well it would have led to the loss of x thousand jobs" had to come into the equation; isn’t it just a pity that we can no longer manufacture anything except instruments of death that people want to buy? Why aren’t we employing these people in fields such as research into alternative fuels, for instance? Then we wouldn’t have to deal with countries like Saudi Arabia at all, and we could take the REAL moral high-ground, rather than making ourselves look to the world like hypocrites the like of which the world has rarely seen before.

    Comment by SmokeNMirrors — 1 Jan 2007 on 6:15 pm | Link

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