We have already commented on the revelation that the UK helped secure a seat for a Saudi onto the UN’s human rights council and in a further development, Philip Hammond the Foreign Secretary has declined to deny the story. Mr Trad, the man who will fill the role, has denounced UN attempts to get the death penalty ended internationally
This is further light on the claim that everything is being done to further human rights internationally. Mr Glen MP told us a few days ago:
I can assure you that the change of wording is not an indication of a change in policy: the UK government will continue to work towards a complete abolition of the death penalty, using all the tools at its disposal.
Human rights are no longer a ‘top priority’ for the Government, says Foreign Office chief: