Friday, 1 August 2008

An international scandal

It's still not clear who won the battle over BAE's payment of bribes to Saudi Prince Bandar. Although the high court has ruled that the director of the Serious Fraud Office had no choice but to drop its investigation in the face of a Saudi threat to withdraw intelligence co-operation, both the UK and Saudi governments must have been massively embarrassed.

On Comment is Free this morning, David Howarth asks whether the whole Saudi threat was cooked-up in the first place.

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