With Blairites, among many others, pressuring Corbyn to try to get him to join the establishment herd in a one-sided position on Venezuela (and to drop the principled one he has taken condemning violence on “both sides”) it is worth recalling how the Blairites responded to the 2002 coup in Venezuela that briefly set up the only dictatorship to exist in Venezuela’s recent history.

Here is an exchange I had in 2006 with the former Tony Blair cabinet minister Denis MacShane.   

The core opposition leaders of today (Capriles, Lopez, Machado, Borges) who backed and participated in the coup must have been very pleased imdeed with MacShane in April of 2002.

Reviewing the exchange, is it any surprise MacShane would go onto become a convicted fraudster?