“By lending my voice to the ‘Made in Britain‘ film released today, I am standing side by side with Save the Children in calling on the British Government to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
“Weapons supplied by British manufacturers have been used by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen – and we know the coalition has killed or injured thousands of children and bombed dozens of schools and hospital.
“For me, as a proud Brit, this is completely unacceptable. We are providing aid to Yemen, but also selling weapons which are being used in a country where children are being bombed and starved.
“I have seen first-hand the unthinkable pain which conflicts, such as the war in Yemen, can have on families and children.
“When visiting Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan last year with Save the Children, I met with children who had witnessed years of war and terror back home in Syria, where they had lost loved ones, seen their homes and schools blown up and ultimately had no choice but to flee their own countries.
“The UK should stand tall in the world and export hope to Yemen’s children, not fear.”