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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 September 2018

What we heard

May's Mandela mess

Prime Minister Theresa May photo Policy Exchange/Creative Commons

Prime Minister Theresa May photo Policy Exchange/Creative Commons   (Click to enlarge)

Theresa May's African tour took in Robben Island, the prison where South Africa's apartheid regime held Nelson Mandela.

Channel 4 hack Michael Crick - himself no friend of the left - pressed the PM on her record.

Crick: Mrs May, you're about to visit Robben Island. You were active in politics in the 70s and 80s. What did you do to help release Nelson Mandela?

May: Well I think what is important is what the United Kingdom did...

Crick: No, what did you do? Did you go on protests? Did you get arrested outside the embassy? Did you boycott South African goods? Did you do anything?

May: I think you know full well that I didn't go on protests, Michael.

But while the Tories were attacking anti-apartheid campaigners as terrorists, Jeremy Corbyn was on the aforementioned protests, fighting to end the regime.


Farewell, Frank Field

Vicious old right-wing MP Frank Field has resigned the Labour whip after his constituency members threatened to deselect him.

As well as saving face, Field has timed the jump to cause maximum damage to Corbyn's anti-austerity leadership.

Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe was interviewed by LBC radio about Field's resignation and record. Hear the socialist view at our Facebook page.

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