Ming Campbell has challenged Tony Blair to make a statement to the House of Commons after the BBC uncovered evidence that the arms company BAE secretly paid £1bn to Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia in connection with Britain’s biggest ever weapons contract.
Last year, the Serious Fraud Office ended an investigation into BAE’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
“When I questioned the Prime Minister about this issue in the House of Commons, he took full responsibility for the decision to discontinue the investigation into BAE. In light of BBC’s allegations, the Prime Minister must make a full and detailed statement to the House of Commons.”
You can listen to Ming’s interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme here (the item starts 9 minutes in; Ming features around 16 minutes in).