Monday, April 14, 2008

Brown under pressure to re-open Saudi arms inquiry

By Christopher Hope and James Kirkup Last Updated: 2:37am BST 14/04/2008

A bribery investigation into the biggest arms contract in British history could be reopened after the High Court condemned the Government's "abject surrender" to pressure from Saudi Arabia in blocking the inquiry.
Gordon Brown must decide whether he will uphold the decision of his predecessor, Tony Blair, and block a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) inquiry into BAE's £43 billion contract to sell warplanes and weapons systems to the Saudis.

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