Anger as Cameron invites Bahrain crown prince to No 10
|David Cameron faced criticism for inviting Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, crown prince of Bahrain, to Downing Street, amid an ongoing crackdown in Bahrain against protesters. Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters|
David Cameron provoked a storm of protest after he welcomed the crown prince of Bahrain to Britain in a high-profile photo call on the steps of 10 Downing Street.
MacShane spoke out after the prime minister welcomed Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa to Downing Street amid a continuing crackdown against democracy protesters in Bahrain.
Downing Street felt the crown prince had to be given a high-profile welcome after he declined an invitation to the royal wedding last month amid fears that his presence could spark protests.