This appeared on The Last Ditch and also, I guess, in public;
That this House commends the achievements of Fidel Castro in securing first-class free healthcare and education provision for the people of Cuba despite the 44 year illegal US embargo of the Cuban economy; notes the great strides Cuba has taken during this period in many fields such as biotechnology and sport in both of which Cuba is a world leader; acknowledges the esteem in which Castro is held by the people and leaders of Africa, Asia and Latin America for leading the calls for emancipation of the world’s poorest people from slavery, hunger and the denial of human rights such as the right to life, the right to shelter, the right to healthcare and basic medicines and the right to education; welcomes the EU statement that constructive engagement with Cuba at this time is the most responsible course of action; and calls upon the Government to respect Cuba’s right to self-determination and resist the aggressive forces within the US Administration who are openly planning their own illegal transition in Cuba.
I do not know what relevance this has to the problems created by this same administration, which ought to be sorted out in Westminster. Tom Paine says that Tim Worstall and the Devil want these abovenenamed people to be hanged. Perhaps these are the last days of the 1970s student activists, and the problem will subside along with the Americanisation and freeing of Cuba (long delayed) and the retirement of these sad MPs.
I wonder who would have given these people a job, any job, had they not ended up in Parliament?