David Cameron’s Pro-Apartheid Jolly

This is no surprise to those who know Tories for what they really are, but younger peeps might think they hold some difference to the New Labour shower.

David Cameron accepted an all-expenses paid trip to apartheid South Africa while Nelson Mandela was still in prison, an updated biography of the Tory leader reveals today.

The trip by Mr Cameron in 1989, when he was a rising star of the Conservative Research Department, was a chance for him to “see for himself” and was funded by a firm that lobbied against the imposition of sanctions on the apartheid regime. (ht2 Craig Murray who is also worth reading on the Quilliam foundation)

4 Responses to “David Cameron’s Pro-Apartheid Jolly”

  1. harpymarx Says:

    Indeed and Thatcher called the ANC terrorists. And funny how she called right-wing scummy nasty paramilitary groups…’freedom fighters’.

    And in Solomon Hughes’ book – War on Terror Inc. He goes into detail re various Tories and their connections to vile regimes such as during the apartheid era in South Africa.

  2. Solomon Hughes Says:

    Thanks very much for the reference, yes I do try and say something about the Tory- Apartheid links in my book, because some of the people who helped the Apartheid regime schmooze the tories then went on to help build the mercenary companies we see in Iraq – particularly an Apartheid operator called Sean Cleary.
    the Independent have a good story about Cameron’s apartheid jolly, but there is plenty more to be said here (and thanks for jogging my memory HarpyMarx, this will give me something to write in my next Morning Star column). Strategy Network International, the Apartheid front that organised Cameron’s trip also made undeclared payments to Neil Hamilton to help them lobby for UNITA, the vicious Angolan goon army which did the apartheid regimes dirty work .

    • RickB Says:

      Hello Solomon! I recall the Guido person also was on the UNITA bandwagon. Neil Hamilton always was a vicious right winger but his feckless goonery outweighed it in the end, it would be good to hold the tories feet to the fire on this and that mercenary link is fascinating, I will check out your stuff.


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