David Cameron on a despot versus David Cameron on a democrat

When Saudi Arabian ruler King Abdullah died on Friday, David Cameron had this to say before he travelled to the country for a memorial service.

I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of the custodian of the two holy mosques, His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abd Al Aziz Al Saud.

He will be remembered for his long years of service to the kingdom, for his commitment to peace and for strengthening understanding between faiths.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Saudi royal family and the people of the kingdom at this sad time.

I sincerely hope that the long and deep ties between our two kingdoms will continue and that we can continue to work together to strengthen peace and prosperity in the world.

Remember this is a country where women are banned from driving, political bloggers are publicly flogged, homosexuality is punishable by death, and public beheadings are regularly carried out.

Meanwhile, this is how Cameron reacted to a democratic election in Greece - with a dire warning about economic uncertainty.

Rule Britannia.

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