Backing US-led coup in Venezuela would be a ‘mistake’, says Shadow foreign secretary

Lamiat Sabin - 28 January 2019

Labour MP for Derby North Chris Williamson also hits out at the Tories' ‘double standards’

SHADOW foreign secretary Emily Thornberry warned yesterday that it would be a “mistake” for the government to back a US-led attempt at regime change in Venezuela, ousting President Nicolas Maduro.

She said in the Commons that the economic, humanitarian and political situation for Venezuelans is “totally dire,” but that it would be wrong for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to believe that changing leader would solve the problems, “let alone the kind of US-led intervention being threatened by [US President] Donald Trump and [National Security Adviser] John Bolton,” she said.

Labour MP for Derby North Chris Williamson hit out at “intervention from Western powers.”... See more