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Taoiseach Michael Martin and British prime Minister Boris Johnson in London on Saturday

This afternoon.

Via The Times:

Boris Johnson must go to Saudi Arabia for talks because Britain needs cheaper oil urgently after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a senior minister has acknowledged.

Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said that despite “very frank” human rights concerns, Britain had to speak to the oil superpower “at a time of a major global energy crisis”.

The prime minister is expected to travel to Saudi Arabia this week for talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been shunned by the West since he allegedly ordered the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

Boris Johnson will go ahead with Saudi Arabia visit ‘because we need the oil’ (The Times)