In this particular case, he supports Morocco, who annexed Western Sahara in 1976.
“I am for Morocco’s position (on the Sahara issue), and I always have been”, he said, stressing he is against “the balkanisation of the Arab region”.
“We should not balkanise the Arab region … I am against the partition of Morocco,” added the British deputy, affirming that “there is no room for small entities”.
A while back it looked as if the Saharawi people might get their homeland back. But then the Moroccans discovered oil.
(Hat tip: Marcus at Harry’s Place).