Grant Shapps praises Saudi Arabia on women’s rights

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Asked whether the UK had similar human rights concerns, Shapps praised Saudi progress on women’s rights. “Forget everything you think you know about Saudi Arabia. Actually the country is changing incredibly quickly in ways [a western audience] would think should have happened a long time ago,” he told a fringe event organised by the Royal United Services Institute at the Conservative Party conference.