King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud does irony

Who would have thought that Saudi Arabia’s 83 year old monarch wanted to cut it as a comedian. He’s certainly trying “Saudi king chides UK on terrorism“. Yes, the king of the country that provided 15 of the 19 hijackers who flew planes into US landmarks, and which has been implicated with funding terrorists both before and since, says we’re doing a bad job.

I know Tony, George and now Gordon have done a shit job of protecting us (and a great one of encouraging and promoting terrorism), but even I have to come to their defence when someone like King Abdullah makes such claims. And then I have to turn round and wonder why we’re still trading with his country and letting it blackmail us into ignore massive corruption just so we can sell them a few planes. So kudos to Vince Cable for boycotting the visit.