Responding to calls from Theresa May today for closer ties with Saudi Arabia, UKIP's Women's and Equalities spokeswoman, Margot Parker MEP said:
"Whilst visiting Saudi Arabia, we call on the Prime Minister to raise the issue of horrific human rights abuse which takes place in that state every day.
"Theresa May must convey to the Saudi authorities that women are not second class citizens.
"To ignore brutal abuses on women and the flagrant discrimination against religious minorities in Saudi Arabia is to condone what is going on in this brutal regime.
"She would not put up with it in the UK, so why in the Middle East?
"This double standard on her part is unacceptable. People expect better from the Prime Minister of the UK."