A former Tory cabinet minister has said that the UK is being “dangerously complicit” in the Saudi war on Yemen that is “directly promoting a famine and the collective punishment of an entire population.”
The former international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, said on Tuesday that Britain is involved in a conflict that’s “doomed to strategic failure”.
He also warned of a humanitarian catastrophe “the likes of which we have not seen in decades.”
On November 6, Saudi Arabia announced that it was shutting down Yemen’s air, sea, and land borders, after Yemeni fighters targeted an international airport near the Saudi capital with a cruise missile.
London has been resisting international calls to stop aiding Saudi war crimes in Yemen, amid overwhelming evidence that British weapons and intelligence are being used to target Yemeni civilians.
A report published by The Guardian in May showed that the UK was selling…