29 November, 2006

Al-Yamamah turmoil.

More on the al-Yamamah scandal and the destruction of British jobs.

According to the Guardian, the Serious Fraud Office has unearthed Swiss bank accounts linking questionable payments by BAE to Wafic Said, the Saudi rulers' arms dealer.

The Guardian also has a profile of Wafic Said, an FAQ guide to the case and a typically sanctimonious leader.

Elsewhere, in the Times the Saudis are being diplomatic, for the moment. By contrast, the Daily Telegraph says the Saudis have suspended negotiations over the deal, and reports on behind the scenes attempts to sort out the mess.

Meanwhile the Attorney General is still conspicuous by his inaction.

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