Lib Dems and Labour urge Cameron to withdraw Saudi Arabia support

PM attends European Council

Britain has been challenged to withdraw its support for Saudi Arabia as chair of the UN human rights council panel as the closeness of the UK-Saudi relationship was dismissed as sycophantic by Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, and Labour called for an end to judicial cooperation with Riyadh.

Queen's speech: civil liberties under threat, warns Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg - World Economic Forum 2011

Nick Clegg will on Wednesday emerge from the disaster of the general election to warn MPs that Britain’s civil liberties hang in the balance, promising to fight measures expected in the Queen’s speech that may compromise Britain’s commitment to the European convention on human rights.