The Government should unequivocally state what its position is on countries which have the death penalty. What we have at present is a selective response to commercial and diplomatic needs, where trade with Saudi Arabia is just too important to jeopardise for the sake of two people who may have committed a murder.
We should let countries understand that, should they execute any British citizen, then trade and diplomatic relations will be suspended. Taking such a lead would, in the long run, be a noble thing.
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