NUFC thread 2021.

Skellington

Central Defender
Would have been astonishing to me if the government didn't support the deal.

In 2003 the Saudi head of intelligence, Prince Turki admitted on a live call-in show that 6 British men had been tortured by his intelligence agents. In spite of the admission, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw refused to seriously pursue the matter, to the frustration of the victim’s relatives.

In 2006, Tony Blair shut down a corruption investigation into payments made by BAE Systems to Saudi Arabia, stating that the “our relationship with Saudi Arabia is vitally important…. that strategic interest comes first”

In 2015, David Cameron was criticized for ordering the flying of the union flag at half mast over government buildings to mark the death of Saudi King Abdullah.

In 2017 The City of London was accused of watering down governance rules specifically to allow the Saudi's the chance to float their oil company on the London Stock Exchange.

In 2019, the Tory Attorney General Geoffrey Cox was accused by anti-corruption campaigners of delaying a criminal investigation into bribes alleged to have been paid to the Saudis by a British subsidiary of Airbus. The investigation was launched in 2012, and is yet to be concluded.

And now it turns out that David Cameron was on a camping trip with Bin Salman when the uproar in the immediate aftermath of Khashoggi's murder was at its height.

They are used to telling our politicians what to do. Its one of the reasons that the mag fans claim that they would act as a 'critical friend' to Saudi Arabia when it came to human rights issues was so laughable. As if some football fans could have any influence over their lives, when our government and politicians are usually ready to jump on their command. As it turned out, the Saudis influenced the mags into becoming the House of Saud's number one apologists.

These scumbags exert massive influence over public life in Britain, but thankfully they are not yet corrupting our football clubs (aside from living inside the heads of our tragic friends up the road). Lets hope it stays that way.
 


Would have been astonishing to me if the government didn't support the deal.

In 2003 the Saudi head of intelligence, Prince Turki admitted on a live call-in show that 6 British men had been tortured by his intelligence agents. In spite of the admission, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw refused to seriously pursue the matter, to the frustration of the victim’s relatives.

In 2006, Tony Blair shut down a corruption investigation into payments made by BAE Systems to Saudi Arabia, stating that the “our relationship with Saudi Arabia is vitally important…. that strategic interest comes first”

In 2015, David Cameron was criticized for ordering the flying of the union flag at half mast over government buildings to mark the death of Saudi King Abdullah.

In 2017 The City of London was accused of watering down governance rules specifically to allow the Saudi's the chance to float their oil company on the London Stock Exchange.

In 2019, the Tory Attorney General Geoffrey Cox was accused by anti-corruption campaigners of delaying a criminal investigation into bribes alleged to have been paid to the Saudis by a British subsidiary of Airbus. The investigation was launched in 2012, and is yet to be concluded.

And now it turns out that David Cameron was on a camping trip with Bin Salman when the uproar in the immediate aftermath of Khashoggi's murder was at its height.

They are used to telling our politicians what to do. Its one of the reasons that the mag fans claim that they would act as a 'critical friend' to Saudi Arabia when it came to human rights issues was so laughable. As if some football fans could have any influence over their lives, when our government and politicians are usually ready to jump on their command. As it turned out, the Saudis influenced the mags into becoming the House of Saud's number one apologists.

These scumbags exert massive influence over public life in Britain, but thankfully they are not yet corrupting our football clubs (aside from living inside the heads of our tragic friends up the road). Lets hope it stays that way.

Aye but think off aal them jobs in the reeejun man.
 

Jelly Belly

Winger
Because like it or not in the grand scheme of things Newcastle United are small fry in comparison to some of the contentious issues he can take the government to task on. I dare bet Boris and Starmer couldn’t name one Newcastle player.
Tbf Starmer is a genuine footy fan (Arsenal) I work with one of his best mates, they still regularly meet up and play five a side
 

Ale taster

Winger
Would have been astonishing to me if the government didn't support the deal.

In 2003 the Saudi head of intelligence, Prince Turki admitted on a live call-in show that 6 British men had been tortured by his intelligence agents. In spite of the admission, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw refused to seriously pursue the matter, to the frustration of the victim’s relatives.

In 2006, Tony Blair shut down a corruption investigation into payments made by BAE Systems to Saudi Arabia, stating that the “our relationship with Saudi Arabia is vitally important…. that strategic interest comes first”

In 2015, David Cameron was criticized for ordering the flying of the union flag at half mast over government buildings to mark the death of Saudi King Abdullah.

In 2017 The City of London was accused of watering down governance rules specifically to allow the Saudi's the chance to float their oil company on the London Stock Exchange.

In 2019, the Tory Attorney General Geoffrey Cox was accused by anti-corruption campaigners of delaying a criminal investigation into bribes alleged to have been paid to the Saudis by a British subsidiary of Airbus. The investigation was launched in 2012, and is yet to be concluded.

And now it turns out that David Cameron was on a camping trip with Bin Salman when the uproar in the immediate aftermath of Khashoggi's murder was at its height.

They are used to telling our politicians what to do. Its one of the reasons that the mag fans claim that they would act as a 'critical friend' to Saudi Arabia when it came to human rights issues was so laughable. As if some football fans could have any influence over their lives, when our government and politicians are usually ready to jump on their command. As it turned out, the Saudis influenced the mags into becoming the House of Saud's number one apologists.

These scumbags exert massive influence over public life in Britain, but thankfully they are not yet corrupting our football clubs (aside from living inside the heads of our tragic friends up the road). Lets hope it stays that way.
When the oil runs out, they'll be back to looking for watering holes and punching camels.
 

Bears Beets

Winger
Can’t be doshed reading all the pro mag waffle form the resident bisto slurpers.
What’s the bottom line? THis gonna happen or not.
They’ve scored a massive own goal by more less admitting PIF is basically Saudi, that was their only so called good card that they had.

They’ll somehow squirm this legal case in their favour though, it’s inevitable.
Mags have claimed prince phillip now, on look north 🙈🙈 absolute spanners to a man
I heard he sat on the gallowgate with Tony Blair and shopped in Fenwick’s.
 

Top