Brexit is good news for those in the business of war

Lydia Noon - 28 January 2019

While Brits have grown accustomed to turbulence in political fairyland, last week the action has moved from Whitehall to hotels, and the subject matter has been the UK’s future as cheerleader for free trade.

No less than six cabinet ministers attended Davos’ World EconomicTrade Forum, resulting in Britain’s first potential post-Brexit trade deal with Israel and, an announcement by the foreign secretary that £2.5 million would be pledged to support the UN peace process in Yemen, followed a day later by, rather embarrassingly, a swanky “arms dealers’ dinner” in London’s Park Lane with many on the guest list enabling the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen... See more