MRS MAY AND MAN­DELA

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NEW YORK £1,095 FIT­TED WITH 4.2 KW GASFIRE STOVE PACK­AGES FROM £1,895 FULLY FIT­TED 900 SUITE, SUIT­ABLE FOR PRE­CAST FLUES - THERESA May used to trade on shal­low me­dia in­ter­est in her kit­ten­heeled shoes. Af­ter her trip to Africa, she has got peo­ple talk­ing about her danc­ing.

But de­spite tour­ing the cell where Nel­son Man­dela was im­pris­oned for 27 years for protest­ing against apartheid, she squirmed with em­bar­rass­ment when she was asked whether she agreed with Mar­garet Thatcher’s view that Man­dela was a ter­ror­ist.

At the time, the Con­ser­va­tive Party was split over Man­dela, but only how he should be ex­e­cuted – a Tory MP said he should be shot, while the Fed­er­a­tion Of Con­ser­va­tive Stu­dents dis­trib­uted ‘Hang Nel­son Man­dela’ badges.

Of course, if he’d been white and in Eastern Europe, the To­ries would have re­garded him as a free­dom fighter, but he was black and that made all the dif­fer­ence.

In con­trast, the Labour Party cam­paigned against apartheid and Jeremy Cor­byn was ar­rested dur­ing a protest out­side the South African Em­bassy.

No won­der Theresa May can’t an­swer the ques­tion and doesn’t want to talk about the is­sue.

Her party was on the wrong side of his­tory and Labour was on the right NEW MAR­BLE ELEC­TRIC SUITE FIT­TED FREE Choice of 4 full mar­ble fire­places ONLY £799 FULLY FIT­TED MAN­AGERS SPE­CIAL Mar­ble Fire­place and Gas Fire, in­cludes re­mote con­trol Was £1,699 ONLY £1,299

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