Bitesize May and husband

Published on March 4th, 2019 | by I Am Awake

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Theresa May’s husband heads investment firm that profits from UK wars

The husband of UK Prime Minister Theresa May is the head of an investment firm which has directly profited from the country’s sanctioned attacks on Syria and Yemen.

Philip May is a Senior Executive of investment firm Capital Group which, among various companies around the world, holds a stake of 7 to 10 percent in the world’s biggest defence firm, Lockheed Martin and is also the largest shareholder in arms manufacturer BAE Systems.

In April 2018, the UK-US-France launched allied airstrikes on Syria with the approval of Theresa May.

The UK’s contribution to military strikes was to fire eight ‘Storm-Shadow’ missiles at an alleged chemical weapons facility, each of which cost £790,000 ($1.13 million), totalling £6.32 million ($9 million). The missiles were manufactured by BAE Systems.

Storm Shadow

The air strikes on Syria hugely boosted Lockheed Martin’s share price when markets reopened the following week, with Philip May’s firm subsequently making a fortune.

BAE Systems and the Saudi Arabian government also tied a deal for the sale of 48 Typhoon jets, and the deal was welcomed by the UK despite the kingdom’s atrocities committed on Yemen.

The fact that somebody with such a position is the closest advisor and political ally to the most influential politician in the UK is a serious conflict of interest and must beg serious questions from the British public.

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