UK Prime Minister David Cameron recently made a trip to the Middle East in order to sell weapons to Arab rulers who enjoy ruling over their nations without consent or approval of their people. He went to Dubai where political opponents seek the right to free elections and the right to freedom of speech. When questioned about human rights, David Cameron responded: ” we discuss all of these things but we also show respect and friendship to a very old ally and partner.”
In other words, there are dictators and there are dictators but if they want to purchase weapons to use against their own people, we prefer the money we can get to the right of people to get human rights. Oh,he does support the Arab Spring, except when spring might make impossible an Xmas present of billions in arms sale to England.