The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, is in town today for a three-day state visit with a charm offensive from the British government and royal family. Proving that he is a very modern prince, Mohammed bin Salman has also managed a media PR blitz with pro-Saudi Arabia adverts in a host of papers and media outlets.
The Guardian is one of the many papers to do so today:
Only Mr S can’t help but wonder how Grauniad columnist and Saudi critic Owen Jones will react? Jones has been heavily critical of any government, politician or company working with or taking money from the Saudi regime.
Will Jones now boycott the Guardian?