HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 08: British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to give a press conference at the end of the second day of the G20 summit on July 8, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Leaders of the G20 group of nations are meeting for the July 7-8 summit. Topics high on the agenda for the summit include climate policy and development programs for African economies. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Theresa May’s request for policy ideas from opposition parties has been answered with a suggestion to look again at arms sales to Middle Eastern autocrats.
Following a High Court ruling on Monday that the Government’s continued sale of arms to Saudi Arabia is lawful Green MP Caroline Lucas said a cross-party inquiry was needed to examine the controversial issue.
Calling for an immediate halt to arms sales while the inquiry took place, Ms Lucas told The Independent that opposition parties were “increasingly united” in their condemnation of the sales.
At last month’s election, the manifestos of all major British opposition parties explicitly called for arms sales to Saudi Arabia to be ended.
“If Theresa May is serious about working with other parties than she will immediately commit to an inquiry on arms sales,” the Green Party leader said.
“Her Government cannot hide behind niche legal arguments or weak justifications any more – we need a …
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