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Britain is 'side by side' with Egypt’s tyrant el-Sisi

Issue No. 2466

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi presided over the opening of an expansion to the Suez Canal in full military regalia. 

World leaders attended the ceremony. These included French president Francois Hollande, Greek prime minister and Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras and Britain’s Tory defence secretary Michael Fallon. 

The regime’s repression and execution of opposition figures were ignored as Fallon declared Britain’s “solidarity” with Egypt. 

“Britain is determined to stand shoulder to shoulder with Egypt” in the fight against terror, he said.

David Cameron has invited el-Sisi to visit Britain, for news of protests go to

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Tue 11 Aug 2015, 18:00 BST
Issue No. 2466
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