While media focuses on Russian money, UK ministers allow Gulf tyrannies to invest £140bn in Britain

Five highly repressive Gulf states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates — have been able to invest at least £140bn in Britain. The figure is more than five times larger than Russian investments in the UK, which have, by contrast, received sustained criticism in the media and government.

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The Dubai dictator who is the Queen’s close friend and untouchable king of British horseracing

The Queen of England’s friend, Sheikh Mohammed — the repressive, billionaire ruler of Dubai who is holding his daughters, Latifa and Shamsa, hostage — has been allowed by the UK authorities to become the kingpin of Britain’s massive, world-renowned horse racing industry. For how much longer can that industry remain silent on its benefactor’s crimes?

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Dubai princess kidnapper is praised by UK at arms fair

Britain’s top military officer in the Middle East said leaders of a Gulf state are offering their young people a ‘hugely exciting future’ – days after the country’s unelected prime minister was accused of holding his daughters hostage, Declassified has found.

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Queen Elizabeth’s support for Gulf kings ‘puts love of horses ahead of human rights’

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As new evidence emerges of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed holding his adult daughters ‘hostage’, Declassified has found that Queen Elizabeth has met the repressive leader on at least 10 occasions since the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’.

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Prince Andrew helped deepen UK relations with Gulf regimes for eight years after Epstein scandal

The queen’s second son has held 70 meetings with repressive Middle East monarchies in the decade since the Arab Spring uprisings. Most meetings took place after Prince Andrew’s role as official trade envoy ended in 2011 amid the Epstein scandal, with UK diplomatic support for his Gulf trips lasting into 2019.

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British royals met tyrannical Middle East monarchies over 200 times since Arab Spring

Britain’s royal family has met members of autocratic Middle Eastern monarchies nearly once a fortnight since the crackdown on ‘Arab Spring’ protests began 10 years ago this month. Their visits have often coincided with human rights abuses in the Gulf, where pro-democracy activists are punished for criticising the Windsor ties to regimes.

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Revealed: MI5 and MI6 are training senior spies from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt

Britain’s intelligence agencies are teaching the next generation of spymasters from some of the world’s most repressive dictatorships, it can be revealed for the first time.

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‘Paralysing a nation’: Evidence emerges of Royal Navy’s complicity in Saudi-led sea blockade of Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition has received British training on naval tactics that could be used for blockading Yemen, an embargo which UN experts have described as ‘unlawful’. Amnesty International says the new information is ‘deeply concerning’.

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British government continues to aid repression in human rights-abusing countries, new data shows

The British government is continuing to approve the export of hi-tech surveillance equipment and software of the type that is being used by states abusing human rights to monitor and repress dissent, new government figures show. The government’s exports of ‘telecommunications interception equipment’ to repressive states are likely unlawful.

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