Corbyn and McDonnell 'fought apartheid while Tories wanted Mandela hanged'

Lamiat Sabin - 29 August 2018

Shadow chancellor speaks out after Theresa May refuses to say whether she backs Thatcher's description of Nelson Mandela as a terrorist

SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell pointed out today that he and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn campaigned fiercely against apartheid in the 1970s and ’80s while the Tories were calling for Nelson Mandela to be hanged.

He hit out after Channel 4 News presenter Michael Crick made Prime Minister Theresa May squirm in an interview on Robben Island, where Mr Mandela spent 18 years locked up by the racist South African government.

Mr Crick quizzed the PM whether she felt “guilty” about the Tories siding with Mr Mandela’s oppressors before he went on to become president of South Africa.... See more

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