Thursday, December 05, 2013

Nelson Mandela - how times have changed

"The ANC is a typical terrorist organisation ... Anyone who thinks it is going to run the government in South Africa is living in cloud-cuckoo land" - Margaret Thatcher, 1987

"How much longer will the Prime Minister allow herself to be kicked in the face by this black terrorist?' - Terry Dicks, Conservative MP, mid-1980s

"Nelson Mandela should be shot" - Teddy Taylor Conservative MP, mid-1980s

"A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half-mast." - David Cameron, 5th December 2013


Excellent piece by Bill le Breton on why empowerment is an illiberal concept and no, we are not in the centre ground !